Ryan McDonagh refuses to sign with the Rangers
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05-29-2010, 08:46 AM
Join Date: Jul 2006
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I'm using Whitesnake's quote because, on 'Attaque à 5' last night,
it was mentioned that Ryan McDonagh is refusing to sign with the Rangers.
The comment was added that
this would make the Higgins & McDonagh for Gomez & Pyatt trade a ridiculous steal for the Canadiens.
I suppose... the thing is that
McDonagh is rated the Ranger's sixth best prospect
. On top of that, he's rated their 5th best defensive prospect and a 7.5C. (That's quite a drop from when he was considered an 8.0B a couple of years ago.)
In any case, if it works out that the rumour does come to fruition, I don't know if it'd be as big a deal as is made to be.
IMHO, the trading of Gomez by the Rangers looks more like a
by NYR - (factoring in the issue of salary, looks like NYR got the better of that deal) considering that after they got rid of Gomez' albatross of a contract the Rangers signed Marian Gaborik who scored 42 goals and 86 points!
Regarding McDonagh's rating as the Ranger's
sixth best prospect
vs formerely being the HABS #1 rated prospect might bring the Habs drafting record into a clearer perspective.
After PK Suban and Halak - both now in the NHL, the prospect cupboard in Hab Land looks a little thin on talent to say the least.
So...........is Trevor Timmins really a great judge of hockey talent? Considering his track record I have strong doubts.
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