Dan Girardi is playing like an All-Star
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10-20-2011, 12:50 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
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He's playing very well so far defensively. A step up from last season, but it's only 4 games. Let's see if he can sustain it. Hope so. They need it with Staal out. It won't be a good thing, however, if he wears himself out by season's end.
I hope he continues to increase his value, thus making it more likely that he can be an integral piece in a package that brings back a top notch
offensive defenseman (assuming Staal is going to play at a high level...who knows what's going on there).
I take this opportunity to acknowledge the terrific play of Girardi, even above his fine play last season. If we keep Staal, and you have to give to get, DG is probably the most likely to go for an upgrade (though I'm more concerned about a stud LW with scoring potential than more D at this point).
Again, it's not a personal thing.
We're a good club bordering very good; if we can improve quickly enough we can compete for the Cup that much faster. We are not even in all facets of our game; a D or more probably has to go while we upgrade.
Still, Dan Girardi, with your phenomenal positional play and outstanding shot blocking, you deserve all the accolades given you here, and while I wouldn't hesitate to trade you or most other Rangers for an upgrade, I too applaud you.
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