Ryan McDonagh

Read: Ryan McDonagh and him being the Rangers Drew Doughty

Before the Stanley Cup Final started, LA coach Darryl Sutter said that Ryan McDonagh is to the Rangers what Drew Doughty is to the Kings. (via the NHL)

He said that the Kings were talking about McDonagh as much as the Rangers were probably talking about Doughty.

Wayne Gretzky said that McDonagh and Doughty are different kinds of players and that McDonagh can do a lot of special things on the ice but Doughty reminds him a lot of Brian Leetch. (CBC)

  • Doughty had 5 goals and 13 assists in 26 playoff games, averaging 28:45 per game.
  • McDonagh had 4 goals and 13 assists in 25 playoff games, averaging 26:48 per game.

During the Rangers series against Montreal, Danny Briere said “Ryan McDonagh is a great defenseman but I’ve never seen a guy slash this much since Chris Pronger.” (MAG)

When asked to comment on that, Alain Vigneault said (via the NHL) “You can make what you want of it. Ryan McDonagh plays the game in an honorable way. He’s one of the best defensemen in the league in my estimation. The Habs can have their own view.”

Doughty:

  • 27:48 per game in the regular season
  • 6th in Norris voting in 2014, with 8 first place votes, 6 second place votes, 17 third place, 18 fourth place and 23 5th place.
  • Signed for five more years with a cap hit of $7 million.

McDonagh:

  • 25:29 in the regular season
  • 8th in Norris voting in 2014 with1 second place vote, 4 third place, 5 fourth place and 11 fifth place votes.
  • Signed for five more years with a cap hit of $4.7 million.

 




10 comments
craig
craig

A guy that slashed way more and got away with every one and never stands up for himself is brieres former BFF Claude Giroux

kachook
kachook

Briere should get a 5'4" mirror and look in it.

wally1616
wally1616

Ryan McDonagh is to the Rangers what Drew Doughty? What a joke! 

Here's the truth  McDonagh is no Drew Doughty and he will never be.

He definitely a slasher and a filthy player.

sithlord
sithlord

Briere's little girl tears taste pretty sweet.

Tim J Coster
Tim J Coster

@wally1616  Wally.....

Go have drewie doughty learn to play some defense, he can learn a lot from McDonagh, I would give doughty an edge offensively, but that won't last much more than the next season if that.  And take salary into consideration and its not even close.... McDonagh by a landslide....

sithlord
sithlord

And yet Mcdonagh outscored Doughty last season in less games played while playing shutdown defense, at over 2 million dollars less the cap hit for the next 5 seasons.

Maybe someday Doughty will be the kings mcdonagh.

Maybe someday you'll stop embarrassing yourself, but I wouldn't bet on it.

wally1616
wally1616

@Tim J Coster @wally1616 Doughty does just fine with what he does for his team and that is  to win STANLEY CUPS, OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALS as well as being on the All Rookie Team as an 18 year old. McDonagh has won NO cups and NO olympic medals. Talk about being embarrassed sithlord that's it. You guys take McDonagh and I'll stick with Doughty any time.

wally1616
wally1616

@sithlord The king. King of what? Choking and losing. If almost being swept in the Stanley Cup is part of being a king then let him be king. King of Losers. Those are the facts.

Gary Wien
Gary Wien

@wally1616   he loses in his first Stanley Cup Final and you call him a choker and a loser...  yeah, you must be an expert at the latter.

sithlord
sithlord

Not King. KINGS. You know, the hockey team you pretend to like when they win something. Classic fair weather fan.