Thread: Prospect Info: Rangers Prospect Poll: #2
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06-28-2011, 02:29 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerFan10 View Post
Everyone felt the same way about Del Zotto at the end of last season. Things change very quickly for young players.
That's true, and it is a definite possibility that McDonagh may have a down year. Still, there's a big difference with him (and Sauer) as opposed to Del Zotto. Del Zotto is a very skilled player who doesn't really know how to play the game that well. McDonagh is clearly a very bright player. He understands the game. And I am taking into account the differences that come with being an offense-first defenseman. Being an offense-first defenseman doesn't mean you have to be a poor defensive player, or at least not an adequate one. It doesn't even really give you the excuse that because you take chances you get caught up the ice more frequently, because good offensive defenseman get involved offensively in such a fashion that they manage to keep the negative impact on their defensive contributions limited.

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