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08-18-2013, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by smoneil View Post
While I disagree that McDonagh has never has a bad game, I completely agree that he is the better player now and going forward. That said, while I love Staal, Del Zotto at 23 is better than Staal was at the same age. I don't see any realistic scenario in which the Rangers move Del Zotto, particularly when you factor Staal's injury concerns into the equation. I also don't see any threat to MDZ's place on the team from John Moore. I'm no mind reader, but I can easily imagine the Rangers FO picturing a pair of first pairings-- MDZ/McIlrath and McD/Girardi. I think they've been thinking about that MDZ/McIlrath pair ever since they drafted McI.
Marc Staal was selected to the All-Star team when he was 23. Del Zotto is not better than him at the same age.

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