Discussion in 'NHL Draft - Prospects' started by RangerBoy, Jul 23, 2006.
Granted these are rumors. But the gophers are still suposedly trying to lure him away from WI, a la a Hagemo.
As i see him right now. He is just yet another one of those MN HS that wants to stay. He looks really good right now. He is also on a very good team. CDH is fairly deep and can roll lines and wear down teams. The stars on the team can be fresher. As supposed to the A schools and some of the northern AA schools where they may only play 2 lines and 4 d men in big games.
Its really hard to tell how good he is or can be. In the last few drafts a good number of MN HSers have been taken and the league itself has risen up. Even players like EJ, Mueller and company played MN HS as freshmen and i think sophmores. With d men its even harder. If he can play like he is. Solid at both ends at the next level. Then yeah he can be great. But if he is just getting by on natural ability and inferior competion night and night out. He will fall.
This tourney should paint a much better picture of his abilities.
I don't know the extent that they are trying to 'lure' him away from WI vs. the fact that it would be a mutual decision. Coaches rarely try to sell prospects who have commited to other schools...McDonagh is the guy who would make it more than a 2 second proposal.
I think it is more like they are leaving the offer on the table. And it is known that we would like him to be a gopher. I did not want it to sound like we are showering him. Or maybe making some super effort.
So this isn't the guy who plays in the OHL?
No he's canadian and his name is Ryan Mcdonough.