Thread: Proposal: JayBo to NYI
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07-08-2012, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by 19NYSports91 View Post
How many games do you watch the Isles play? 6? I think Isles fans would know who the best defenseman on the team is lol. Most Rangers fans would say Streit because they have seen him play a lot more than Hamonic and thats a fact. Streit puts up the points, but is average defensively. Hamonic is a two-way defenseman with a lot of offensive upside. I think Hamonic and McDonagh are very close, I'm sure you're going to say McDonagh is much better though.
I do know Hamonic was much better this season, but this is typical HFboards where 1 season reigns your value as garbage. Streit was an elite level defenseman at both ends of the rink before this year and it's only logical that the main reason he struggled was because he didn't have the offseason to prepare since he had surgery. Gaborik had the same problem last year and with a full training camp, he was back to dominant form.

I think McDonagh is easily the better defenseman and I can go into advanced stats to prove my point, but I'll just leave it simple and state that he led his defense to 2nd least goals against and 1st in conference while Hamonic led his team to another lottery pick.

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