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02-18-2013, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Hopefully McIlrath will be ready for next season. He missed 5 months with the knee. Surgery in July. Played in December. Can he be ready later this season? His best buddy is Travis Hamonic. They played at Moose Jaw. Work together in the summer. The Rangers will be very happy if McIlrath turns out like Hamonic. I was looking at some scouting reports on McIlrath. Top 4 D if the offense never comes. Top 2 if the offense comes. Top 4 it is. Still a right handed top 4 D is gold in the NHL.
Unless the idea is that his defense will never be good enough to make up his offensive efficiency I don't understand why he HAS to develop his offense to be a top pairing guy. McDonagh isn't exactly Bobby Orr.

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