I don't mind re-signing Girardi. Prefer keeping him to Callahan.
Agree, I'd rather have G then Cally at this point. I don't know what Cally does off the ice, but as far as on ice product goes. I think I would rather lose Cally. We play a 1/4 of the season without him anyway.
The Rangers missed their chance. Even the 11-12 team was average. They looked like a bubble team for most of the season but had a great start to the year. Barely made it to the ECF. Took 7 games to beat two "lesser" teams. They should have taken a step back in the middle of the decade in order to take a big step forward. If they had been able to draft talent to build around, this would have been an elite team. A couple elite players supplemented by guys like Dubinsky, Callahan, Anisimov, Hagelin, etc.
Sather can't help himself. He loves to make the big splash. How many awful FA signings has he made? How many terrible trades? Now we're locked into a mammoth deal for Lundqvist, a huge deal for Nash, and he's bumbled his way into an excuse to "go for it" every year even though the team is poorly built; It doesn't compete, lacks physicality, and lacks skill.
You would think that the thought of re-signing a top RH defenseman on a LHD heavy team, in his off-year, who still manages 50%+ on ice Corsi against the toughest competition in the league would excite the fans.