Earlier I inquired about status of Randy McNaught.
Gathered he was injured for good.
Yet I see him on the prospects roster at the official site last time I looked, no LTIR etc.
Did I miss something?
Is he truly still out of commission? Permanently?
Is there some technical reason he remains on the roster?
Or is it a (Christmas) miracle, and he's on the mend?
My hopes are not high, bottom 6 RW, likely 4th line --- but --- he can really fight, would take some of that duty off McIlrath's hands down the road, Asham buh bye after this year, and I would rather get a 3rd for Dorsett/3rd+ for Dorsett+, so this guy would be a solid cheap option as enforcer/power checker.
Sure, I'd agree with that. I think you'd also agree that that's a world away from comparing him to Christian Thomas. Or from saying that he'd have the best shot on the team.
I do agree. I don't really see any reason to compare a defenseman's shot to a forward's to begin with.
There's still some element of that silliness where people claim to be experts on a guy but really just read scouting reports. It's not as bad as it used to be. With HockeyStreams and a decent cable sports package you can watch like 80% of our prospects' games. I won't speak about a guy I haven't watched.
As for McNaught, I found him on Facebook a while back and sent him a message. He said he was done with professional hockey. I guess the ankle injury/surgery destroyed his game.
On the genealogy of Mc/Mac names. Pretty much when you see a Mc/Mac it means Ireland or Scotland. The Mc/Mac designates 'son of' in Gaelic--the root language of both those nationalities which had Celtic origins. The O' (as in O'Reilly or O'Callahan or O'Donnell) again designates 'son of' but is pretty much exclusive to Ireland. There are some Irish McIlrath's and McNaught's but both names really came out of Scotland.
As for our particular McNaught--whether he's listed on the official Rangers page or not--he's no longer property of the Rangers and no longer playing as far as I know. Can't trade him Bern no matter how much you might want to.