The failure is now complete: Rangers trade McIlrath to Florida for Steve Kempfer

McIlrath(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

McIlrath(AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

It’s Over

The Rangers have traded Dylan McIlrath for 28 year old, right handed defenseman, Steve Kempfer and a conditional 7th round pick.

The failure is now complete.



  • FAILURE? The Rangers got a 2nd rd pick for a 8th dman. I critizied Gorton at the beginning of the offseason……. that’s a steal for the Rangers….. WOW! 1st rd busts do not get that high of a return especially just after clearing waivers!

  • I don’t like this one bit. He is a physical player when he has to be, has a hard shot and he would have blended in with the young talent. There has to be more to this that we have not been told.

  • I think he probably asked to be moved since there was nothing else for him to prove playing in Hartford he may turn out to be the next Chiara.

    • ENOUGH!!!!!!!!!!! A defenseman who cleared waivers being compared to Zhdeno Chara!!!!!! Are you kidding me?????????

    • Is that a serious comment David? If McIlrath was managed correctly he would have developed into a very good third pair D-man. I predict he will, for the Panthers. Chara might be on the decline, but after a stellar career. The Rangers NEED some toughness and abrasiveness. They are a soft team and that will be exposed as the year wears on.

  • Well, I’ll be watching Panther games. McIlrath is a good kid, and I wish him lots of success. I think he’ll be a dependable third pair D-man. Rangers mismanaged him and falls directly on our head coach.

  • Dylan will prosper in Florida not only playing with Jagr but Keith yandle is there good luck Dylan you will be missed

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