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McDonagh is old school at early age

Originally Published: December 15, 2013
By Katie Strang | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- Watch Ryan McDonagh during the singing of the national anthem and pay close attention when it ends.

While other players disperse, shaking out their skates, strapping on their helmets and taking one last mini-lap before the puck drops, McDonagh remains at the blue line, still.

It's not until the American flag, and often the U.S. serviceman or woman carrying it, exits the ice that he skates off for the last few seconds of pregame preparation.

It's just a ...

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