Thread: News Article: Who is the Rangers #1D?
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08-07-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by puckrush View Post
Do you think he plays a lot because hes a legitimate top tier NHL defenseman?

Or because:

1. He plays the right side on a team bereft of RD
2. Hes been able to ride shotgun with Staal and McDonagh for years
3. Hes played for a coach that generally gives big minute to his top 4 defensemen (see #1).

Im not saying Girardi isn't valuable to this team. He is. But hes not a top pairing defenseman via NHL standards without the help of Staal and McDonagh (who are). Its been a rollercoaster ride whenever Girardi is paired with anyone else.

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