Comments Off on NHL Draft Results: New York Rangers Go Off the Board and Draft Dylan McIlrath
With top-five ranked defenseman Cam Fowler still on the board and top-ten Brandon Gormley, the Rangers chose to go past them and take fifteenth-ranked physical defenseman Dylan McIlrath. This move came as a complete shock, especially with two great defenseman available and goaltender Jack Campbell, whom analyst Russ Cohen suggested the Rangers draft. Needless to say, I was disappointed at the pick. Personally, I wanted Tarasenko, but that quickly faded with Fowler still on the board. But now, I am trying to find the light in this pick, and I guess when you consider that the Rangers already had his name stitched on the jersey, that means they really wanted him and targeted him over everyone else. Fans and management alike swear by Gordie Clark’s brilliance at drafting, so I w ...

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