"We're pretty young. We're bugging Emmy now. He's the oldest guy here. He's a big wily veteran," Staal said. "We're a confident group. I think we're all going to learn each day and keep getting better and just try to do our best job to defend the right way."
Here's Henrik Lundqvist on what makes them so effective...
"They're playing well. They're playing confident," Lundqvist said. "They play with a lot of speed. They're good skaters. It helps the way they skate and move the puck. I think everybody looks confident out there."
...assuming the Rangers still want to bring a veteran defenseman for the stretch run and playoffs. But seriously who would you take out? And the Rangers still have Del Zotto building up his confidence down in Hartford.
...got to be really impressed with the McD-Gilroy pair. I was concerned when those two were initially paired but Gilroy seems to get better every game and McD is following the footsteps of other Ranger rookies this season of being NHL ready.
Was really impressed with McDonagh last night. Although he got limited minutes he made some nice plays, including that one where he took on his man one on one, tied him up, and made a breakout pass wjth his skate. That was a major league play. Gilroy continues to be steady and his all around game is really coming along. Very exciting to see these guys and this team blossom before our eyes.
@rusty25 I would absolutely have no problem dropping McD down to pick up a proven top 4 Defenseman. I'm not saying he's playing bad or anything but you have to give the nod to a guy who's been in the league and knows what needs to be done night in and night out to win hockey games, especially down the stretch.
@rusty25 Hit the nail on the head with this Rusty. McD is looking real comfortable out there. Montreal execs must be sick.