Adam Raider Reflects on the NHL Draft, Discusses Rangers, Free Agency

June 29th, 2010 by Greg Caggiano Leave a reply »
Few hockey writers have a track record such as Adam Raider.

A former member of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, Adam has been featured on Beckett Hockey , Blueshirt Bulletin , Hockey Digest , The Hockey Magazine, The Hockey News , and USA Hockey Magazine.

On top of that, he is the co-author of 100 Ranger Greats , the book being featured in a trivia contest on this blog right now.

He also has two books coming up for publication, one on the defunct Minnesota North Stars called The Green and the Gold , and the other on the Dallas Stars titled Hockey Night in Texas .

Below, Adam and I discussed the weekend’s NHL draft, the Rangers upcoming free agency, and a little about his career in writing.

Here is our conversation.


GC: Many fans are up in arms about the Rangers first round draft selection of Dylan McIlrath. What do you think of this pick? Also, how would you rate the Rangers overall draft, including all subsequent rounds?

AR: Since Jeff Beukeboom retired, the Rangers have really lacked a big, physical presence on defense.

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