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01-19-2011, 10:25 PM
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McDonagh

Let's give this kid some credit huh guys?

Been a defensive ****in stalwart. Had a rocky first game and has turned on the jet engines since then. 7 games +7. +3 tonight.

I'm not positive about many things but this guy has been a real pleasant surprise--I only hope Torts plays him more minutes like tonight, and that he can keep up the pace.

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01-19-2011, 10:29 PM
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Yeah, he's only been getting ~11 minutes a night, but he has been good. If he can be giving us 16 solid minutes per night by the end of the season, that would be very big for this team.

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You just wait until he gets comfortable and starts using his skating to push/join the rush! I live in WI & watched him a ton, kid can skate & has some offensive ability.

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Yeah, he's only been getting ~11 minutes a night, but he has been good. If he can be giving us 16 solid minutes per night by the end of the season, that would be very big for this team.
IMO, the minutes serve as only a sample size as what he can do. Sometimes Torts' decisions are quite frustrating, and I understand he's "weening" him, but the kid can definitely handle a bit more minutes.

Nevertheless, I've watched him make subtle play after subtle play in the defensive and neutral zones that turn into key plays when you look at the end of the game. He looks like Staal out there, and reminds me of Staal's first few games where the confidence level was nearly through the roof from the very beginning. A great sign.

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Hes gonna have to start to take on some more minutes, he is not gonna have Girardi and Staal taking on 30+ minutes for the rest of the night.

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Torts will ease him in properly, I like how he's managed the rookies' minutes thus far. McD has been absolutely great.

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Considering the way Stepan, Anisimov, MZA, Sauer, Gilroy and all of the countless other rookies have been developed by Torts at the NHL level, I will side with him on the way he is easing him into the line-up.

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I was at the game tonight and was blown away by the play of McDonagh. He was excellent in just about every shift.

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Solid as a rock.

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He can turn into a better skating version Dan Girardi in a few years. The kid is real good.

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IMO, the minutes serve as only a sample size as what he can do. Sometimes Torts' decisions are quite frustrating, and I understand he's "weening" him, but the kid can definitely handle a bit more minutes.

Nevertheless, I've watched him make subtle play after subtle play in the defensive and neutral zones that turn into key plays when you look at the end of the game. He looks like Staal out there, and reminds me of Staal's first few games where the confidence level was nearly through the roof from the very beginning. A great sign.
yeah. I assume he just doesn't want to make the same mistakes with MDZ even though they are different players. I for one don't mind the low minutes. Consistency comes first in my book for rookies.

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He made a very nice poke check on Phil Kessel coming down on him 1 on 1, which at the time I thought wasn't going to be a good situation. He looked awesome tonight, and being at the the game, I was able to see the small things he did to position himself well as a player is coming down on him.

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He's come through huge. The future is definitely bright for this kid.

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He's come through huge. The future is definitely bright for this kid.
Not only him, but the entire Rangers' organization

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Not only him, but the entire Rangers' organization
The Rangers are in God Mode as far as pumping out talent from the minors. Look at this team as a whole, and count how many players the Rangers drafted and developed) over the past few years.

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The Rangers are in God Mode as far as pumping out talent from the minors. Look at this team as a whole, and count how many players the Rangers drafted and developed) over the past few years.
In all seriousness, brings tears to the eyes.

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Two things I love about McDonagh:

1. Strength / Balance on his skates. He just doesn't get knocked down; plays physical and stands people up. Watching him throw an arm into the chest of an oncoming player as they're bearing down on him is great to see.

2. Tenacity. McD just doesn't give up on a play - we've seen him make several passes now with his feet after tying up the man. He's a strong skater which allows him to both recover from mistakes and continually pressure the opposition.

That said, I think he still has a bit to work on (shocking for a 22 y/o, I know ), most notably poise with the puck in terms of being patient to make the best play. He is already making the smart play, which is great to see, but as his confidence develops further I have no doubts he will improve in this regard.

The future is bright.

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He's been solid. He and Sauer remind me a lot of each other though McDonagh's a couple years younger and has the higher upside. Very pleased with both though. We're a lot more physical on the blueline now. What a difference a year can make. Eminger's the old guy and he's only 27.

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As unrealistic as it sounds, our Blueline is still fantastic all things considered. McD is a huge part of that. I mean really, a Rookie D thrown into the mix midway through the season is +7 in 7 games, and we have definitely not been playing our best hockey this month by any means, that says a lot about how confident he's gotten in his position, and it will only get better.

Screw getting a veteran D at the deadline, Resign Eminger and Sauer, and bring MDZ up next season and roll 7 D, with MDZ playing the point on the PP. I just love the way these young guys are playing and making believers out of everyone.

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Were are all the guys crying for Rozy...this kid is already playing better than Rozy...I said it would take 3 months...I was wrong...he is already better.

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It's only a few games but where's Leslie at who wasn't all that high on him? lol

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Solid as a rock.
Gotta love it. First Sauer now McDonaugh looking like keepers! Let's hope DZ comes back and matures on the farm

Staal, Girardi
Del Zotto, Sauer
McDonaugh

those top 5 are locks for me next yr

maybe they sneak Valentenko into the rotation to start next yr? Gilroy is 50/50 with me. He makes too much money and will be 27 so if the move him at the deadline for a vet rental that can play the PP I am cool with it

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It's only a few games but where's Leslie at who wasn't all that high on him? lol
To be fair I think she was evaluating him at the various camps, where he wasn't exactly playing fantastic. Not that he was bad, but he wasn't quite wowing people either.

As for him getting more minutes...well, it's not really about the number of minutes as much as it is about protecting him from having to face the other teams superstars.

Easing him in is fine and the right thing to do. He'll be getting 16 minutes or more per night by the end of the season at this rate.

He did get 21 minutes last night, more than anyone else other than Emminger

Of course that's because Torts sat Staal and Girardi to protect them, but he handled the extra minutes well.

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Two things I love about McDonagh:

1. Strength / Balance on his skates. He just doesn't get knocked down; plays physical and stands people up. Watching him throw an arm into the chest of an oncoming player as they're bearing down on him is great to see.

2. Tenacity. McD just doesn't give up on a play - we've seen him make several passes now with his feet after tying up the man. He's a strong skater which allows him to both recover from mistakes and continually pressure the opposition.

That said, I think he still has a bit to work on (shocking for a 22 y/o, I know ), most notably poise with the puck in terms of being patient to make the best play. He is already making the smart play, which is great to see, but as his confidence develops further I have no doubts he will improve in this regard.

The future is bright.
Excellent post. His Achilles heel right now is definitely moving the puck and deciding what to do with it, but in his own zone, he's been more than adequate. As strong positionally (at this point in his development) as anyone could have hoped for.

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He does often still make good plays moving the puck in his own end, but yeah sometimes I worry he's taking too long or whatever. You can see he has the ability to move the puck well, just needs to settle in

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