2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs

McDonald: Respect the team that got you here, so pass on Ryan Donato for Game 7

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Ryan Donato has only one game of Stanley Cup playoff experience. He was overmatched and appeared overwhelmed. Eventually, the dynamic forward will develop into a potent postseason performer, but he’s not there – yet.

When trying to give young players experience at this point of the season, it’s always best to have them play early in a playoff series. He was given that taste and it will prove crucial as he progresses in his NHL career.

Game 7?

It’s not the time.