To watch on YouTube click here.
Rubenstein adds that with the way the WHL has been handing out discipline, as a second offender, McIlrath is most likely looking at somewhere between 5 and 10 games.
...hate to see this from McIlrath, who despite his physical nature doesn't strike me as a dirty player. He could have really hurt Zgraggen and deserves a double digit suspension for sure.
...hope this will be an eye-opener for McIlrath. He needs to learn where the line is and not step over it or it will be impossible for him to find regular ice time at the NHL level.
H/T to Buzzing the Net for video.
When he was drafted everyone compared him to Beukaboom but the difference is Beuk was a true defenseman where MC is a goon. 2ns suspension & how many fights has he gotten into? He can't defend Henrik if he's in the penalty box or suspended. I liked the pick at first but sometime last year I changed my mind...
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That's a tough one. Wasn't really clear on the video. I do think it's pretty telling that nobody challenged McIlrath after the hit. That alone is a chip for getting on the big club!! I just hope this kid can play D because his presence on the blue line will negate a lot of players skating unscathed to shoot on Hank!
Elbow looked like he got the guy in the head for sure. Which means, unless the guy was four feet tall, his elbow was up.
doesn't look like an elbow, but it looks like he deliberately goes high on him. quality of the video/camera angles aren't the greatest.
Ouch!!!! Looked a heads up play to me, the reverse angle looks like elbows in & check to the chest. He is gonna be a monster!
i actually didn't think that was that dirty. the last replay view shows that McIlrath took his time setting up the check (not a charge) and didn't look like the elbow was up. I don't know. this shit is so delicate. Players also need to keep their heads up
@thenyrblog WHAAAT?? I need to see the video!! :D
@thenyrblog But maybe you will end up being right, McIlrath will be a bad pick. All hockey may be no-contact by the time he makes it...
@thenyrblog That is one of those hits that happen because he is big. His elbow was tucked, he made contact. Too bad the other guy was small.
@Hoss New post, broseph
@Hoss Who cares? The Rangers are doing very well. I think they're in first place.
@Hoss Fuck you, Toby
@_Jack First. Not in dispute.
@WetShoes all i know is something's face falls off and something else breathes fire.
@ScottyHockey Then he has to be cognizant of that. He took about 5 or 6 strides at the guy. Needs to lower the shoulder not raise the elbow.
@thenyrblog Elbow wasn't raised, but if he ducks low then he will get a clipping call. So best contact is no contact, let the guy skate in..
@ScottyHockey C'mon man. His elbow hit the guy in the head. Unless the guy is four feet tall, McIlrath raised his elbow.