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11-11-2013, 07:36 AM
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Originally Posted by Levitate View Post
IMO the thing with McDonagh is that he takes care of the puck better than those guys. I feel more comfortable with him trying to make plays and moving with the puck than I do with Staal, Moore, or Del Zotto (and Staal usually won't try anything fancy anyways) .
McDonagh is calm and very smart with the puck. Composure is an integral part of a good PP, aka, not last year. This is exactly why I wanted him on the PP. Not to mention, in the rare case he does make a goof, he's one of the best defensemen in the league at getting back from across the ice.

Hot or cold, he's still out option for the PP blue line, I think. Del Zotto has offensive skill, but also has the [occasional] composure of deer. Confidence/IQ are the backbone of a decent PP. McDonagh is a very fluid player, and it affects the whole unit.

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