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01-01-2010, 01:25 PM
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As I said before, we give Staal the benefit of the doubt because of his last name. If we nit-picked Staal's game as much as we do with Girardi, I can assure to you that you will find less voids in Girardi's game than of Staal's.
Allow me to use a recent example to illustrate my point. Which Defenseman, in our most recent game against the 'Canes, put one in the back of the net from a shot from the point? Albeit it was waived off. When was the last time Staal even scored from the point? Why is Mr. Untouchable never on the PP with all of his proclaimed offensive prowess?
Is Girardi a top pairing D man on a superb team? Maybe not. But he sure as heck is a top 4 Defenseman.
Girardi's shot selection is AWFUL.
He shoots regardless of whether an opposing player is blocking the shooting lane, resulting in odd man rushes.
In the game against the Isles' last Saturday, Girardi decided to shoot a bouncing puck instead of trying to settle it down. He flubbed the shot and the Islanders charged up the ice and scored a goal.
There's a reason Girardi hasn't received PP time all season.
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