Thread: Larry Brooks: Dan Girardi contract negotiations
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06-29-2010, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by nyr2k2 View Post
There MAY be better options, there may not be. If you sign Girardi for $3MM even, unless he regresses horribly a la Redden, that contract will always be movable should better options present themselves. The risk is minimal.

You'd be okay with trading him now? I might be, but for who? What rookie do we have that you'd be comfortable with playing 20+ minutes per night, killing penalties? Who takes that responsibility and performs at Girardi's level? What UFA can we sign for $3MM that can adequately replace him?

This is part of the underrating I'm talking about. It's not as if there's an abundance of players out there at that salary that can replace his production.
Great post. Agree 100%.

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