Thread: Larry Brooks: Girardi's been Blueshirt bust
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09-28-2009, 02:58 PM
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Redden may look better this year but he's not capable of playing to the level he's being paid for. By his own admission--he wants to forget about last season (it's been on the telecasts)--just going back one year--26 pts. from a $6.5 mil player who admits he played like crap--and whether he got better at the end or not (or by how much) there's no disputing that he **** the bed a good part of the year. He's showing much better signs for this year but is there anybody out there who thinks for the money he's making that he should be getting at least 45 pts? and thinks he's capable of doing it?--which is why Gilroy and MDZ more than someone like Sauer is still in the mix. The kind of same argument can be used to lesser extent against Rozsival. If we're really looking at the defense those two are the guys who are really hurting us--because their stats and their play on the ice don't add up to what they're making--no way and no how.

I think it's a valid argument that Girardi is best suited as a 5-6 stay at home guy and that he's somewhat misplaced as a top 4--however at that 5-6 he is a real one capable of being a very good NHL'er. His pricetag does not hurt the team.

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