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05-11-2012, 12:03 PM
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In hindsight, it's insane, but at the time many people had thought McDonagh's development had stalled and he'd never turn into the #1 d-man that he was projected to be. The defensive game was there, but he never consistently showed the offensive game that he was thought to have had.
Hell, I'll be the first one to admit that I thought he was looking like more of a #4 guy than a #1. I compared him to Brad Stuart after we picked him up in the trade.
A mobile 2nd pairing guy who could hit and make a smart play.
Didn't think he'd live up to expectations. Glad to be proven wrong.
He's a first pairing guy but everything else here is correct.
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