what is everyone complaining about? There is absolutely nothing wrong with that deal.Its more than fair both ways. It also shows Girardi wants to be a Ranger by accepting a 4 year deal at that dollar amount. That's 3 years into UFA eligibility.
Its a fair deal, considering it is 3/4ths a UFA contract during the absolute prime of his career.
Market value, a little better than that considering his role on this team. Im glad Dan is back in blue, regardless.
"The 26-year old blueliner led the team and ranked sixth in the NHL with 180 blocked shots, tied for second on the Rangers with 178 hits, ranked second in average icetime (21:29) and third with a plus-nine rating at home."
Awesome! Now post the video of him fighting Carcillo after pummeling Gaborik.
That is weak-sauce holmes... Yeah, let's point out about the only negative thing we can about Dan. That issue has been addressed, and even Torts admitted he did not have his players on the same page. Girardi will never have the same issue, and it was more indicative of Torts Bench-Boss mentality IMO
too much length, too much money.. staal will be getting more than that for sure
You really feel that way? Yeah, Staal will get more, as he should. But let's not lose sight of what Girardi is. A top pairing Dman, entering his prime, who has not missed a game in 3 seasons, is defensively sound and a very solid all around player. What would you expect a player like that to cost entering UFA? 5+ Martin, Volchenkov, Hamhuis all got at least that. He is in the middle of that pack. I also am happy with the length...