Thread: News Article: Who is the Rangers #1D?
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08-01-2013, 10:24 PM
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This is the second best problem a team could have, right behind having too many #1Cs.

Based on showings over the last two seasons, McDonagh is no doubt the best defenseman on the team. However, Staal missed most of both years, and wrestled with injuries when he was able to be on the ice, so that's certainly a huge asterisk.

Girardi is a rock, but IMO, in a great defense, he's a good #2 guy, who's also good enough to step up and be an okay #1 in a pinch. When/if Staal and McD are both playing their best games at the same time, either could be an absolute #1 guy in a great defense. Having both of them on their games at once will be a fantastic privilege that this team will enjoy moving forward.

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