If you watch a lot of different teams play, you will appreciate Girardi even more. We make the most of every mistake but all dmen make mistakes and get beat regularly. It's part of the job with the new holding and stick checking rules. The difference is how you recover and what ultimately happens and in that Girardi is excellent at blocking shots and getting the puck moving in the other direction.
I have not been Girardi's biggest fan, but, two things have stood out to me this year - 1) he's not getting beat to the outside like he has in the past, and 2) no more "WTF" passes. He's playing a very simple and solid game right now.
Nice to see him finally starting to use the body consistently. Love the way he's playing so far, but as we all know, the problem with Danny has always been his consistency. Hopefully he tries to play up to his contract, instead of relaxing and taking a step back.
I have the last couple of seasons given Girardi a very hard time, but this year he is a new D-men. His positioning is good and he has not really taken himself out of the play. I think he has found his game and has even had a few games were he looked better then Staal. so i'm eating crow and i'm glad because he is on my FH teem.
MDZ is doing what i thought he would be doing and that is getting better every year and he will be an elite O D-men in a few years.
Sauer finally is getting his chance(hope he stays healthy) and he is playing very well. he makes his D partners look better, even gilroy looks ok when playing Sauer. I wish we kept Sangs because he would be doing a better job then both Eminger and Gilroy.