Thread: News Article: Who is the Rangers #1D?
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08-02-2013, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by darko View Post
And Girardi will be 2 years older and may not be a #1 by that stage.
Girardi regularly plays 25 to 30 minutes a game. Rangers may lose Girardi after this season to UFA but they have no one in the organization that can take those right side minutes--including Stralman (who will also be a UFA after this season) who I like very much. Next in line is McIlrath. Unrealistic to think that Del Zotto with his average left side defense is going to move over and plug the right side hole. Del Zotto has all he can handle with his 20 minutes a night on the left side.

Good right side defensemen are very hard to find. Rangers should try their hardest to hold on to Girardi.

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