Read: Don Cherry blasts Ryan McDonagh after the game

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5:04PM: McDonagh said today, via the NHL, “It looks like a terrible mistake. But bouncing pucks happen all over the ice. When you’re back there, you just try and do your best to get ahold of the thing before it gets out of control. It’s an unfortunate play. In those situations, especially at that point of the game, we’ve got to understand that when a guy is in trouble, maybe it’s not the right time to leave the zone. That was one of those guys that left the zone, anticipating a play that we were going to get it out. But at that point in the game, we just need to help him and be supportive and be close there in case it happens, be 100% on our plays before we know what happens.”

9:33AM: On the CBC post game show last night, Don Cherry spoke about the play that led to the game winning goal for LA. (CBC)

Cherry said, “lets see the goal and everyone had the camera on Girardi and it was his fault but I want you to watch McDonagh. Girardi is the last guy back and he will get all the blame for this, he gives the puck away and the goal goes in and there is McDonagh, 27, what is he doing up at the red line, he is the star that we picked. Girardi will get all the blame because he gave it away, there is no one in front, there is a forward coming back and then there is McDonagh. You kids that are playing defense, when your partner is having a tough time you are not at the blue line, you back him up. McDonagh should not have been up there, it was not Girardi’s fault one bit.”

Girardi and Alain Vigneault spoke about the play after the game.




14 comments
Duncan Fairweather
Duncan Fairweather

Cherry is a buffoon. McD was supposed to somehow divine that Girardi would spaz out, fall down, and attempt to shoot it through 3 Kings from his knees?

lindro88
lindro88

This guy is a joke.   If Girardi was American and Mcdonough was from Canada, it would all be on Girardi. 

craigo
craigo

The day I take Don Cherry's hockey opinon seriously will be a sad day indeed. Every segment starts wth video of him making comments about how the players are dressed walking into the arena...insightful!!!!

He has NEVER said anything positive about NYR in his career and even refused to discuss the Prust hit on Stepan because he is "a buddy of mine."

Colin Kelly
Colin Kelly

Girardi botched a routine play that defensemen make 1000 times a season. Mac assumed Girardi would handle it clean and he didnt. Cherry is off base on this.

sithlord
sithlord

Don cherry finds an american scape goat for a game costing gaffe by a canadian boy? No way....

Victor Kucharew
Victor Kucharew

Idiot.  And if the puck doesn't hop over Girardi's stick, 3 Kings are trapped and McDonagh leads an odd-man rush and Rangers win. 

Scott Patrick
Scott Patrick

Don Cherry is a buffoon.  Ryan McDonagh will be a perennial Norris trophy candidate.  Think the Habs would give up a king's ransom to get him back?  Shut up Cherry.  Nobody in NY has ever paid attention to anything you say.

lindro88
lindro88

@Duncan Fairweather  If McD was Canadian, Cherry wouldn't say a word about him. I don't know why this site is even mentioning his ridiculous opinion.

lindro88
lindro88

@sithlord  I wonder which Goaltender he dislikes more. Quick from Connecticut or Hank from Sweden.  Both taking jobs from good hard working Canadian boys.

Brian Serviss
Brian Serviss

And Rangers win? You have the ability to see what would have happened if it went the other way? You just knew that they would have scored on that rush had it happened? What an incredible gift you have

lindro88
lindro88

@BrianCB  Going forward, he will be a Norris Trophy candidate.  Subban won last year, would  you trade the two?

Not if he continues to make plays like that he isnt.

lindro88
lindro88

  Doughty made a mistake that led to the first Ranger goal..  Its a play in a game.