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05-28-2013, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Pizza View Post
I put McIlrath on about the same time line as Mike Sauer as far as being NHL ready. Up, downs, injuries all come into play here. As a Rangers fan you get a bit spoiled when guys like McD & Girardi seemingly show up out of no where to join a player like Staal on the back line.

McIlrath will be fine and he is exactly what this organization needs more of. Hopefully that other monster in the Q pans out as well. The Rangers could certainly have used two guys like that in the Boston series.
McDonagh did not play in the NHL until 3.5 years after being drafted. Girardi was much older as well as he was an undrafted FA.

McIlrath is 3 years away from his draft year. Even if he spends another half season in the AHL, that put him making the NHL at the same time as McDonagh.

I don't understand why people, not necessarily you Pizza, think this is taking too long. He's a defenseman.

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