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07-06-2010, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Radek27 View Post
Which part don't you like? That he's our most physical defender that lead the team in hits for blueliners for the last two seasons? His age? 26 years old too old for you now? I'm not sure why he isn't worth it. If Gilroy got 2 mil from the Rangers before playing one NHL game as a Dman why wouldn't Girardi deserve 3 million?
I don't think anybody would defend Gilroy's cap hit. But Gilroy was a UFA so we had to outbid other teams. that is why he got so much.

he is by no means our most physical defender. Staal is. I don't care if he lead the team in hits. he is a pansy in front of the net. Doesn't move anybody. He also consistently got schooled one on one for his entire career. His passing has diminished, and he has a really weak shot.

It's not his fault that our other dmen outside of Staal, and Rosy are incompetent defensively. But this should by no means equal us paying an absurd price for him, especially as a RFA.

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