And wave goodby to Drats, who would be spending the rest of the year in the minors if Sather made that move. The problem with the Ranger defense is not the rookies or the bottom pair. It's Roszival and Malik playing too many minutes and the fact that Poti was horrible until recently.
Have you ever seen him play? Sure, he's young and has potential but who would he be an upgrade over in our lineup right now? He can't go to the minors.
I wouldn't be surprised if the pick will wind up being a 4th, and maybe even a 3rd if Semenov is effective for Florida.
Several years ago, Semenov was one of my favorite prospects. He was putting up good amount of points in the juniors, was touted as big, mobile, defenseman who plays a smart positional game and doesn't back down from challenges. Now, his upside is Marek Malik.