Ryan McDonagh vs Jonathon Blum

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  1. AmartZing

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    Who's gonna have the best season next year and the better career after?
     
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    Think McDonagh is more polished as of right now (even with less pro time), but I think that Blum has the higher potential. I mean, McDonagh is great, but Blum has a metric ton of offensive potential that should start coming out at the NHL level sooner rather than later.
     
  3. BadHammy*

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    The guy above me has it about right IMO. McDonagh is a lot safer to get big ice time right now but Blum has a superb offensive ceiling and will likely be better long run.
     
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    Blum can push Suter or Weber out.
     
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    yes, he really can.
     
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    Blum. I don't know much about McDonagh, but Blum is awesome.
    He's my pick for the Calder
     
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    Blum. i had wished at the time that my Oilers had taken him instead of Alex Plante, who went 8 picks higher.
     
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    Blum...

    McDonagh is going to have a nice career, but Blum could be something special. the second coming of Brian Rafalski for the US.
     
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    Better season? Tossup. McDonagh is safer.

    Career? Like I said, McDonagh is safer, but Blum has much more potential. I'd most likely take Blum.
     
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    I can't comment on McDonagh, but I'll give my $0.02 on Blum. He was easily our 3rd best D-man behind Suter and Weber (no shame in that) from day 1. He looked like he was a seasoned veteran, not a rookie call-up. There were nights when he was our best defenseman on the ice. This kid could be something special.
     
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    kypredsfan Smashville Subban

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    I'll go ahead and agree with what he said. Blum came in before the playoffs and it looked like he had been playing on the team already. He's gonna be a gem.
     

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