Rejoint: déc. 2017
Mentions "j'aime": 59
McDonagh is very underrated. He was a massive part of their top four and their 3 finals appearances in three years. Hedman is the do-it-all defenseman and main offensive contributor. Sergachev is their secondary offensive presence. Erik Cernak is their physical defenseman. And McDonagh was the defensive master, blocking shots like nobody else, making subtle defensive plays and playing the hard minutes on the left side to ease the load on Hedman and Sergachev. He didn't need to be what he was in New York (the main guy) and that allowed him and Tampa to win Stanley Cups.
Sure the contract is big, and with cap regulations, Tampa couldn't allow to keep him to stay competitive. But he will be missed in Tampa, and this might be the end of an era.
As for Nashville, I like this. However, I doubt that this trade will push them over the hump, especially because the central division is so competitive (looking at you Colorado and St Louis) and this team needs more forwards than defensemen, especially with the possible departure of Filip Forsberg.