Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers Sign Defenseman Conor Allen
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03-29-2013, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Zenith View Post
He's a young defenseman trying to develop. He's not NHL ready yet. Hamrlik and Girloy suck, but I don't think it's an indication of McIlrath playing badly, or anything. If they went out and acquired a young, sizable RH D, then that might be an indication of something, but Gilroy and Hamrlik are gone at the end of the season.
Good post, those guys are just holding the fort until MCI is ready. Unfortunately they did a horrible job of finding a 'crease specialist' while MCI matures.

Originally Posted by M0rbid View Post
So...... how long are they going to wait? Because next thing we know, Lundy might no longer be on this team after next year. I'm assuming they drafted him to clear the crease and protect Lundqvist WHICH NO ONE ON THIS TEAM CAN DO maybe except Sauer.
Jeff Beukeboom, every Ranger fans benchmark for crease clearers, didn't play a full NHL season until he was 22. MCI is 20. This is the kind of guy we as fans have to be patient with.

Originally Posted by Jarkko Immonen View Post
What is this comment? He's been playing great in Hartford.
I would not say great. He's been good for a 20 yr old, I'm happy enough with that this season. Now lets hope he doesn't suffer any setbacks and is in great shape for 2014.

Like I said before, this kid Allen is probably just a young two way body for the farm team. Cost nothing but the contract slot. It'd be nice to use these slots on guys with a little more upside.

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