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10-15-2013, 11:37 AM
Gardner McKay
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Originally Posted by JaeTM View Post
I love Girardi, for the beating he takes, and the sacrifices he makes. But he is pretty bad with the puck, and is not a #2 D-Man.

Every time he gets the puck behind the net in our zone, he just shoots it along the boards, which causes turnovers in our own end. He's not a great passer, and shouldn't be on the PP (though this isn't his fault).

I doubt we'd be able to get anyone like Yaks with Girardi in the deal considering he's a UFA at the end of the season. This again, would create even more turnover with the team, which I think has gone pretty poorly for us since the 11-12 team. I'd like to sign G again, and then go out and get an actual #2 RHD.

Danny G is going to want #1 RHD money. Just because he is not an offensive wizard doesn't mean that his defensive play isn't that of a top pairing defenseman.

Also with regards to the bolded part, that is simply not true. While he doesn't have a break out pass of Del Zotto, Girardi certainly is better than you are giving him credit for.

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