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03-30-2008, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Markov79fan View Post
Question for badgers fan, any reason why mcdonagh offensive production has been non-existent in the 2nd half?
The Badgers are a defense first team. Usually d-men with an offensive upside don't put up the points they could when playing in Madison. McDonagh is usually paired with Jamie McBain, who at this point is more creative offensively and is given more freedom to pinch which usually leaved McDonagh as the shutdown guy. They work as a team kind of like Markov and Komisarik on your Habs.

I thought McDonagh might be moved to the 2nd line when Brendan smith went down to spread the offensive wealth from the blueline, but I guess you don't mess with a good thing. OveraLL the team was somewhat in disarray the 2nd half and there were a few guys off their game. I think McDonagh's game yesterday was more indicative of what he is capable of.

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