The Management thread 2.0 ( All GM/Coaching discussion here)
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12-10-2011, 06:42 AM
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Agreed, I still take PK before McDonagh everytime, but miles ahead is a bit of an exaggeration imo. In fairness to ozy, he's been pimping PK Subban for awhile.
I have a different recollection of our prospect positions though. They were pretty much neck and neck at the time of the Gomez trade, with PK gaining ground from the WJHC. When we moved McDonagh, the Ryan McDonagh is a bust anyways nonsense started to show it's ugly head.
In all fairness, McDo was indeed behind Subban AS FAR AS WHERE THEY WERE AT THAT TIME. Not sure how it's relevant though based on the fact that some prospects skyrock their development while some others take a longer time. But for the idea of just discussing where they were at, Subban showed continually some interesting improvement and had really great World Juniors. The World Junior McDo went to, well we have to agree he was somewhat dissapointing. And I also have to say that Subban never regressed in any years he's played before the Pro. While McDonagh had a really subpar year in his 2nd year in Wisconsin. Though at that time, I had put it on the Wisconsin system, added to just a difficult sophomore year. But since then, McDo showed tons of improvement from his junior year and beyond.
Yet, I have no idea why the comparison. Totally different player. Of course McDo won't do what PK does, but I can tell you that if we would have a choice, PK would not be in the last minute protecting a lead. While McDo will be the kind of player. Mind you, the Rangers don't have a choice either.....but it's just a prediction that even with the Best top 6 ever....McDo will end up a top 2. And if he starts producing as well, well it doesn't matter where they were 2 or 3 years ago, McDo will end up a much complete player. The gap might not be huge....but especially in a defensive system like the Martin one....don't you all think McDonagh wouldn't be his type of d-men compared to PK?
Didn't follow the whole conversation but if by putting him #2 prooves that the Gomez trade made sense....it's not working. By all means, if PK was THAT exceptional to be #1, and McDo was just very good.....well you need those very good d-men in your lineup. And it's not a washed up player who a team wants ABSOLUTELY to get rid of that should be enough to send him packing. Made no sense then, makes no sense now, will most definately make no sense in the future.
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