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01-21-2013, 07:29 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
We're not the only ones to pass on Tarasenko.
Look at Dallas, they drafted a goalie who's putting up mediocre numbers since his WJC.
Derek Forbort is big comparable to Dylan McIlrath in the essence where they are both shutdown, tough defenders. LA picked him 1 spot ahead of Tarasenko.
At this point, if McIlrath continues to progress well with the updates I'm hearing, he'll be a NHL player sooner or later. I will take it.
Orpik and Regehr were picked ahead of Frolov and Gagne respectively. Frolov, to be fair, was a dominant goal scoring machine early in his career with the Kings, while Orpik still wasn't established til the 08-09 season as a 20 minute defenseman. I wonder how many Penguins fans were upset with the pick in 2008 after Frolov had seasons of 67 and 71 point the past 2 years while Orpik was merely a bottom pair defender.
What I'm saying is, yeah the pick looks bad right now. But I really like McIlrath's game and I think we may end up appreciating it down the line. And I'm talking 7-10 years. Or it could turn out like Jessiman, but I have faith in McIlrath. Doesn't mean you guys have to! Just my views.
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