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Report: Rangers Prospect Ryan McDonagh Makes Decision To Join The Rangers

Onde re of the biggest questions this year for the New York Rangers was weather or not Ryan McDonagh was going to go pro, or go back for his senior year at Wisconsin. Well that decision has apparently been made. 

According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, McDonagh is in negotiations with the New York Rangers to work out an entry level contract. If this is true then John Tortorella--who has made it known that he expects McDonagh tomake the team out of training camp--would have a problem on his hand. A good problem: too many defenseman.

Tortorella would also have an easy solution. Incidentally McDonagh coming to the Rangers answers another huge question: what will the Rangers do with Wade Redden.

If McDonagh does in fact make the team out of camp then Redden would certainlybe dropped to the AHL. The Rangers would gain about 5.8 million dollars in cap space, and the Rangers would no longer be burdened by Redden's awful play.

We will keep you updated on when McDonagh signs and what the terms are. Make sure to keep it here or at Blueshirt Banter for all of your New York Rangers news and analysis.