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11-24-2012, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Kreiders Underwear View Post
Sorry, but the "Girardi is overrated" **** needs to end. Do you think McDonagh would have been as good without Girardi last season? It goes both ways. Girardi is a warrior and is not overrated by any means. Sure, Staal and McDonagh are better, but to say that they make Girardi seem better than he actually is, is just stupid IMO.

Like I said, it goes both ways.
Absolutely - McDonagh was lights out with Sauer in his rookie year. Staal, when he started coming around from his concussion made Stu Bickel look like a capable NHL player.

This is not a slight at Girardi, but he is overrated. Hes a guy thats been great stepping in as a first pairing type of guy, but he needs help to do it.. Hes excelled at playing the Robin to McDonagh or Staal's Batman.

Hockey is not a sport where a play or two defines anything, and I hate doing it, but Im not the least bit surprised Girardi and Del Zotto were on the ice together for the biggest goal against all season (game 5 vs. Devils - Ryan Carter's game winner). It was indicative of how shaky both of those guys have been when not paired with rocks like McDonagh and Staal.

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