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02-11-2014, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Dactyl View Post
First I would like to apologize to mods if this shouldn't be its own thread or if there is an ongoing discussion on this.

I admit the thread title is a little bit of an exaggeration, but the 4th anniversary of the McIlrath selection coming up and he does not look like he will be NHL ready for at least another year. The Rangers essentially drafted a goon 10th overall. I'm not saying he is a total bust like Sanguinetti or Jessiman, just that it seems like he will peak as a 2nd pairing dman and there was a lot of talent still available over him.

These are just some mock drafts and wikipedias predraft rankings

None of these have McIlrath going in the top 10.

Taken after McIlrath:

Of these, 6 are on Wikipedia's top 10 NA and Euro prospects.

Can anyone explain why drafting a guy who is pretty much a goon 10th overall was a good idea? I do not understand this pick. I don't remember anything on Jessiman, but Sanguinetti was supposed to be a good prospect and taken early IIRC. McIlrath seemed like he was expected to be a late 1st round pick. Does anyone understand what caused the Rangers to go off the board while there was still top end talent available?

Worst post of 2014 .. Most uninformed and clueless post award goes to ^^^^^^^^^^^

Come on man read and look into the kids reviews before stirring the pot

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