Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers sign Ryan McDonagh-3 year ELC
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06-22-2010, 12:06 PM
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Reasons why McDonagh has a very good chance to make the Rangers--he's likely already as strong (on his skates and otherwise) as any of our other defensemen. He skates and handles the puck very well. He's very good positionally.

Valentenko may have a good shot as well but not having played very much for the past two seasons makes him a longer shot IMO than McDonagh.

The Rangers though need this kind of d-man. Strong, physical players.

What they also need to do is get rid of Redden. He's not capable of earning his paycheck or anywhere near it. You get rid of him or bury him because he and his contract hurt the team's chances to make progress. To me he's not McDonagh's competition--Gilroy, Sanguinetti, Sauer, Valentenko are Ryan's competition.

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