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04-30-2013, 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
He wasn't drafted to score points. Failure to record points in the AHL will not be what holds him back from making the Rangers. That's just silly. They drafted him to be a big, bruising, shut-down presence on the back end. If they feel he can do that at the NHL level, then he'll play. And if he doesn't score a point all season no one will give a ****.
Just to point out as well, Hartford didn't really have another defensive d-man outside of himself and Klassen for most of the season. He filled his role.

Also, McDonagh had 8 points in 38 AHL games. He was 1 year older than McIlrath was this season.

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