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03-27-2013, 04:03 AM
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Originally Posted by TheRightWay View Post
Come on, man, you know better than to evaluate a guy on a stat line alone. People following the WHL say his all-around play has improved dramatically.
Problem is that he's pretty small, and he'll need to put up points to be effective. The last Ranger his size who was unable to score at the NHL level, but stuck around was P.J. Stock. He was a spark plug that everyone loved, and yet his NHL career ended after 235 games. And Stock was stonger than McColgan.

The #1 way to evaluate a player is by seeing how much progress he makes. I don't think McColgan made a ton of progress, not nearly as much as most players from the age of 16 to the age of 20.

I don't see how he makes Hartford this year. Maybe if we don't re-sign Ferriero or Segal, he'll have a chance to crack the 4th line, but who knows.


LW
Hrivik
Yogan
Bourque
Mash

C
Noob
Lindberg
Jean
Wiebe

RW
Thomas
Palm
St. Croix
McColgan

Defense
Vernace
Pyett
Parlett
Klassen
McIlrath
Stu
Noreau


It's not impossible that he makes it next year, but he'd have to be capable of playing AHL hockey. I am not saying he can't, but I don't know that he can.


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