5 years ago

John Tortorella says he's going to "play the hell" out of Ryan McDonagh and Daniel Girardi this season despite the compact schedule.

McDonagh was one of the biggest surprises of last season, especially in the playoffs. We were a bit concerned about how much ice time he would get with Marc Staal at 100 percent this season, but it appears he and Girardi will be the go-to pairing in New York in this shortened campaign. You can bump up both players' stock slightly, but keep in mind that neither is likely to put up more than 20 points.