Found March 05, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
Ryan McDonagh earned the well deserved reputation of being warrior after last season's breakout year which saw him finish the regular season as a +25 player with 182 blocks while averaging 24:44 of ice time per game. And I don't think there's a Rangers fan who will ever forget when McDonagh took this hit, which would have put most of us in the hospital, against the Capitals in the first overtime of Game 3 in the playoffs last year... ...and not only didn't miss a shift, but played two more overtimes for a total ice time of 48:24 for the game. What we sometimes forget is that McDonagh at just 23 years of age playing in just his third NHL season (one full) is still developing. So it's not completely concerning to me when we see him struggle with two egregious turnovers and -1 against the Sabres on Sunday night. Having said that, I've seen more mind boggling turnovers and defensive zone lapses from McDonagh in the first 20 games this season ...
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