Did Glen Sather snooker Bob Gainey ? The Mouth thinks so when the Rangers got Ryan McDonagh from the Canadiens as basically a throw in the Christopher Higgins for Scott Gomez deal.
No less did the Rangers dump Gomez’s preposterous salary and get a solid player in Higgins in return but they also managed to nab from what all the prospect experts in the Mouths lexicon say is going to be a a future solid NHL two way Defenseman. McDonagh was the first pick by the Habs in the 2007 draft and went 12th overall. Ryan at present is a 20 year old Junior for the Wisconsin Badgers.
Prospect Guru's such as Jess Rubenstein of The Prospect Park and Russ Cohen host of XM's Radio Hockey Prospect Show say that McDonagh is about 2-3 years away from actually playing for the Broadway Blues depending on whether he decides to finish out college or not.
The acquisition of McDonagh by Sather is baffling, just because it’s such a shrewd move which as we know is something of a rare occurrence in the Slats era akin to the appearance of Halley's Comet.
The impetuous of McDonagh being added to the deal may have been that Bob Gainey was just looking to clean house of all traces from the old regime and Sather was just there at the right time or as the Mouth suspects Glen Sather may have actually found someone worse at talent evaluation than himself in Gainey this time around.
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