i'm looking for someone to step up big time. this team's going to need to dig down deep and find creative new ways to turn the puck over in MDZ's absence. maybe they'll all use opposite handed sticks in tribute
I'm just happy that we actually have a farm team that we can and do use to re-supply the big team. For so many years it was just wasted space in Hartford. The call ups were terrible and ill prepared for playing with the Rangers.
Not only do we have some talent down there, they are on the same page as well. Sauer has been a great addition this year. Weise doesn't look lost.
This will be good for Del Zotto. The staff obviously has certain issues they want him to work on. Now he can do it without the intense pressures of the NHL and the consequences of messing up.
So true...in fact, we never called anyone up...we would just sign a marginal dman trolling or trade a pick for a scrub on another team...hopefully, those days are gone forever!
It wouldn't shock me in the least to see McDonagh come up and be rock solid like Girardi was when he was first called up years ago. It would be interesting to see who would sit if that becomes the case.
I'm not against this move on the whole. MDZ needs to get his confidence back, and he will playing 25 to 30 minutes a game with the Whale. I just hope he takes it as a humbling experience and as a chance to work on his weaknesses rather than as a punishment.
I like this move. MDZ will be back, but he really could use the minutes down there to get over these growing pains, and maybe even get his offensive touch back. He hasn't scored a goal in ages. I'm also excited to see what MCD does. We shouldn't even have this guy I still think it's hilarious that Montreal gave up their 7th overall picked player for Gomez lol. I hope he's a beast.
Beware....MCD may take somebody's spot permanently. The kid has the leadership, work ethic and muscle to play against most. Smart to give him a taste and let him know he isn't buried. May free up Slats to deal a D-man if he looks good.
torts says that Gilroy will get the start on Weds.
i may be in a minority on these boards, but i welcome this. Gilroy has looked more and more competent in the last few games. he may not be an offensive threat yet, but he is becoming reliable and safe in his own end. i think he deserves a stretch with the team now to see how much he has improved.
Dissapointed that MDZ was sent down not becuase I don't think it was warranted. Dissapointed that he hasen't played better. In the offseason, Torts commented on Redden's game as being "predictable"...I think the same can be said for MDZ in his sophmore.
Every action creates reaction though. Very happy to see McDonough get his chance. I think everyone liked what they saw in the preseason. Hope he makes the most of the opportunity like so many before him.
I still hope for a complete homegrown defense. While I know McD wasen't drafted, he is being groomed into the system. The Rangers really do have a good chance to have a complete homegrown defense in the near future.
Also...This Rangers club is rapidly becoming "The New York Americans"...Is this the future of the NYR? Will they become America's team?
MDZ was the Golden prospect on this team last year. How can he go from a star in the making to getting sent down to the minors? I guess we just can't get gushy about prospects. It's a process and all about consistency which makes a real good NHL player.
Hopefully, Stepan does not go through this sort of thing next year. I believe he wont as he will be playing first line minutes and power play minutes with Gaborik and etc.