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03-31-2013, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by jas View Post
Staal...drafted in 2005...took three years to make the NHL, and he was a much more polished D-man than McIlrath in his draft year.

McD...drafted in 2007...made the NHL to stay in 2011, even after spending time at a quality college program like Wisconsin...also much more polished than McIrath.

Sauer...drafted in 2005...full-time starter in 2010...five years later.

Nothing ridiculous at all if McIlrath is not quite ready to start next year in NY.
Nice examples. These players aren't offensive defenseman, who are generally the ones to start fairly early, like DZ. McIlrath still has plenty of time to develop.

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