Thread: Confirmed with Link: Rangers sign Ryan McDonagh-3 year ELC
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06-22-2010, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by eco's bones View Post
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.
Thank you... This is what gives him an advantage over Gilroy and Sanguinetti, despite them having more experience.... Rangers will easily defer to a younger prospect who would be more reliable in his own zone and add some much lacking grit/physicality to the blueline.... IMHO Gilroy has a snowball's chance in hell at making the team this year.... He should be moved at the draft....

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