Is Dan Girardi our Best D man?
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03-26-2007, 02:22 AM
Join Date: Sep 2005
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As far as Mara and Rozy getting minutes, yes they are getting a majority, but it is on the powerplay.
Rozsival has led the Rangers in ES, PP and PK TOI since like November 2005, or been ranked second in PK time behind Malik/Mara by about 8 seconds on average.
I'm not sure where some Ranger fans get that misconception...
Girardi... Average TOI/per game: ES 13.46 PK 1.29 PP 0.08 = 15.24
Rozsival..............TOI/per game: ES 15.53 PK 3.08 PP 4.36 = 23.38
And if you have any doubt as to who plays the toughest opposition, watch last yesterday's 5-on-3s vs the Isles.
Girardi's been a very nice addition, plays 15-16 minutes per game, sometimes up to 20, usually not facing the opposing team's top lines. He's keeping it simple and definitely showing potential enough for him to stay in the league, more likely than not as a #4-#6.
So I know he's been good, but pimping him as the Rangers' best defenseman is a joke. It'd be like Sabre fans started pimping Paetsch. He's been very good as a fill-in, probably earned himself a top-6 place next season after Teppo retires, but I guarantee you won't see people pimping him as the best on the team.
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