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06-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Join Date: Sep 2005
I'm all done with the scream fest factor that surrounds this prospect.
The folks who were against this pick have a good argument when it comes to pointing out the lack of finish that the Rangers displayed in the SCF. Obviously Fowler or Tarasnko could have helped. So a bit of mea culpa from me there....but just a little. Long term, I still think this will wind up being a solid pick. That is part of why this discussion always get so heated.
That he can fight and physically intimidate is a given. That should no longer be the focus on this players development. To me it has always come down to one thing:
McIlrath can develop into a defenseman as competent as Mike Sauer was
add that to his...um, other qualities...
then the Rangers have a tremendous success with this pick.
Jury is still out. He just turned 22. The Rangers are finally in a position to not have to rush a prospect. We'll see. I'm pretty confident from what I've heard.
With Skjei, Graves and Allen already in the system, the Rangers future on the back line looks pretty good.
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