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06-16-2014, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by NYRangers723 View Post
Other than his toughness/fighting ability i still dont see why many people love Mcilrath. I think we can all agree he was a MAJOR reach at 10 in the draft. I mean guys like kreider and miller had tehir struggled but they also showed flashes of their potential. Mcilrath's ceiling seems to be a 3rd pair d-man which is ok i guess but im not sure if he can stick
Because players like him with his combination of size, strength, and rugged ability, are ultra-rare these days, and can be incredibly valuable in the modern NHL. Intimidation in the NHL is a real thing, the Kings won the stanley cup in the crease. King, Carter, all came to the crease and no one could do a damn thing about it.

His ceiling is not that of a third pair d-man. Second pairing playing 20+ minutes a game with about 17 at ES. He definitely showed flashes of potential this year, you clearly didn't watch him.

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