Last year when Prospal was out for the beginning of the season and Torts gave Staal the 2nd A, Staal didnt give it back once Prospal returned.
Different situation this year because Staal and Girardi are both in the long term plans. Maybe a rotation, 2 home and 2 away "A"s if we can find a fourth
Definitely Staal, but it would be awesome if Staal didn't accept it and gave it to Girardi.
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Overrated or not, I hope you realize Staal is better.
I realize some people do not, and it makes me sad that fellow fans cant see it.
Honestly man,to me, Girardi was in Staals shadow and now that there is no Staal,Girardi is shining amd showing what type of undrafted player he is..
What I want to hear is "why people say Staal is better" or "Why Staal is so great"? It definitly is not offensively,is very very good defensively ( but so are Sauer,McD and Girardi)defensively.. What confuses me is all the hype Staal gets.I also think McDonagh will be better than Staal and think Sauer if he can stay healthy will be better as well.
this is all just my opinion.This is also why Im a construction worker and not G.M of the NYR's,lol
Players don't need to see an A on Girardi's shoulder to respect what he does for the team on and off the ice... Staal will get the A back and the issue will be a 'non-issue' for the players & the organization.
A player doesn't need a C or an A on their chest to be a leader or to be looked up to by other players, girardi's leading this defensive corps right now and will continue to do so when staal comes back, their both leaders, they both know it and they probably really don't care whose wearing a letter they both have the same intentions for the team and are both leaders. I wouldn't be surprised if girardi voluntarily gives it back to staal when he gets back anyway.