Relax New York Rangers Fans, You’re Going To Love Dylan McIlrath

June 26th, 2010 by Mike Salerno Leave a reply »
"With the 10th overall selection in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft, the New York Rangers select, from the WHL's Moose Jaw Warriors, Dylan McIlrath."

Wait, what?

Yep, those same Rangers from 2009-10 who couldn't buy a goal with all the money they wasted over the years on Pavel Bure, Eric Lindros, Petr Nedved (twice), Theo Fleury, Anson Carter, Alex Kovalev (also twice), and many more took a big, mean defenseman with their first-round pick tonight, much to the surprise of, well, everyone.

As the first few selections of the 2010 NHL Draft unfolded, it became apparent that talented forwards were held at a premium, at the expense of high-profile defensive prospects Cam Fowler and Brandon Gormley, who were consensus top five selections in everyone's mock drafts.

With Fowler and Gormley still on the board, Rangers director of player personnel Gordie Clark went with McIlrath, the 6'4", 212 lb. defenseman from the WHL with the 10th pick. The team's selection was met with immediate outrage by its loyal fanbase, including yours truly . And for good reason, so we thought.

After all, the Rangers' immediate need was in the offensive zone, n ...

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