A quick fantasy question, McDonagh is an amazing top pairing dman, but hasn't recorded a point yet. I have him in my pool, does it look like he's about to breakout and what's a realistic projection for him this season and next year over 82 games?
Thanks in advance for your feedback!
no, not really. He might snag a point here or there, but hes not going to start putting up big points anytime soon.
Maybe that will come eventually, but hasent looked like it so far this season.
I would think something like 18-20 points is about what is expected.
As for next year, Im not sure. Hes young enough that he could eventually develop more offense to his game and have a 40+ point season.
He got more jump then I expected from a player his age.
It might not be Torts melody, but being a four line type of guy, I certainly wouldn't mind seeing this when Cally gets back (with Ferrerio being an option for Kreider of course):
Rupp Is garbage. He should be rotting somewhere with Bickel.
Hey friendly face from anutha fanbase! McD is a top notch D-man in this league and put up some points last season. I wouldn't add him to a fantasy team solely for his point production though. I believe other stats factor in as well like +/- (don't count on him for PIMs) he'll come around, he's been solid this year so far and has made some great plays but hasn't found the scoreboard just yet.
This season I'd have him at:
50gp 6g 16a 22pts
That's being generous I think. He's more of a shut down guy. He's also -3 so far this season, but that will change soon as the Rangers start shaking off the rust and getting back to form.
Indeed...they add a couple extra games to the schedule just for him? lol
McD was awesome last night. Did any of Tampa's top players do anything except with a man advantage? No. Gilroy looked good. He should keep dressing until his play loses him the job. Bickel has to go to Hartford. It's just silly at this point. I thought Halpern had a strong game to with the obvious standouts; Step, Hags and Biron.
I thought the tampa game was Halpern's best game thus far, he seemed to have speed and be hard on the puck, i'd like to seem him with kreider and Callahan when they both come back, it could be a very good line.
Add me to the group that likes what I am seeing from Gilroy. Never really had the hate for him like some other posters on here but considering Stu Bickel is useless on D, if Gilroy can continue to play like this it could solve our 6th d-man issue.
I have said a long time to me chemistry is much more important than who plays on the appropriate line... if that line continues to work, and the way we roll them, Halpern-Boyle-Callahan could get a look and with Cally's PP and PK minutes he will still be playing 20+ a game.
Just got done watching the game. Was pleasantly surprised by the team's performance last night. It actually felt like a Rangers game. Granted, Tampa coming off a game the night before, but still. I generally have terrible memories of the Rangers playing in Tampa except for games here and there. Good solid win and something to build off of. 2 full days to digest what they did right.
Yeah, but who? Bourque? Hrivik? Miller? Mashinter? Thomas? Yogan?
Miller MIGHT be an option later in the year, not now though. I say either Segal, Mashinter (who has NHL experience.. albeit extremely limited, but experience nonetheless) or Hrivik, who was going to be invited to camp before his concussion. I feel like Segal would be first on the list, followed by Mashinter, then Hrivik. Like Antithesis said, Kyle Jean is an intriguing option too.