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01-10-2013, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
So reading this thread 2 things become pretty clear

1) A lot of Rangers fans should take up watching boxing or MMA. Like 75% of the posts are about McIlrath and his fighting. Seems like that's bigger concern to many people than his defense.
Who told you that his defense was bad? Seems like the anti-McIlrath posts are all setting up strawmen: "You just like him because he fights, but I don't like him because he's bad." This is false. Nobody goes around pimping Noreau, who's almost as good a fighter, but he doesn't skate as well and isn't as good, so nobody is saying he's the next Beukeboom.

Originally Posted by SnowblindNYR View Post
2) Seems like a few people are rooting for Kreider to fail, judging by the venom at anyone that tries to explain his poor stats in a positive light.
Nobody wants him to fail. It's just that some people are so desperate for us to get a big, fast, scoring forward that they are willing to overlook everything.

The explanations you are giving in a positive light is simply not believable. The idea that he plays better with better players does not hold as much water as the idea that he's a slacker who never keeps up the energy for a long-term.

He can come into a tournament, bust his @$$ there and produce results over a half a dozen to a dozen games. But as soon as he's in it for the long-haul, he starts to fumble.

The concern with Kreider seems to be that he's a much better sprinter than marathon runner. The hope is that Torts can whip him into shape and force him to compete on a daily basis for 8 months at a time.

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