Player Discussion: Dan Girardi

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  1. bigd

    bigd Registered User

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    I bet those old bones are loving the Tampa weather. He's lucky he got out of NY. The fans treated him like crap there.
     
  2. DominicBoltsFan

    DominicBoltsFan Here I am, composing a burlesque

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    Indeed.
     
  3. Sila v Kucherove

    Sila v Kucherove Yzerman 3:16

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    This is a retirement state, after all. :sarcasm:
     
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    Leonardo87 Leonardo Leads, Donatello does machines.. Sponsor

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    Yeah think that was a good signing so far for Tampa. People had their doubts but glad he has proved people wrong.

    Great deflection last night and was at the right spot at the right time. He usually never goes in front of the net.
     
  5. eco's bones

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    FWIW as a Rangers fan I always liked Dan. He always gave 100%. But after three years of listening to **** like 'he's the worst defenseman in the league' over and over and over and over and over I was glad to see him move on---because I was sick and tired of listening to all the b.s. every single day. IMO AV's man on man defense system played to Girardi's weaknesses and his almost always being on the first pairing with McDonagh put him in the situation of chasing around the best players in the league practically every night. IMO it was misuse.

    Anyway I'm still glad he's gone because it would just have been another year of the same if he stayed but anyway I wish him good luck--it looks like he's fit in with you guys. He was an excellent Ranger.
     
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    Ranger fan checking in and like eco I was glad to see him go for the same reasons.

    How has he been this season?
     
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    Rschmitz Yzermaned

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    About the same as last season. Doesn't play like the worst defender in the league.
     
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    Better than Karlsson:laugh:
     
  9. Hoek

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    I haven't yelled his name in frustration yet this season. Good enough for me.
     
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    The Macho Man Lusty Bodychecker

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    I would prefer if he were on the third pairing rather than the first, but we're a little light on the right side so it's fine, and they're not taking the shutdown role with McDonagh and Stralman/Cernak taking that, so he's not overplayed. He's been good. He's probably our 7th best defender (or 6th best depending on how you feel about Cernak), but that's more a statement to how deep we are than a criticism of Girardi. I think he could play the #4 role on most teams in the league and look good.
     
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    Do you think guys try to speak more when wired up? I don't know if he's a locker room guy like Cally( is he ?) but he sure is pretty vocal...in sharp contrast to Serg who's been stone cold sitting next to him, acting like he doesn't understand this guy at all :laugh: Serg also looked pretty gassed in this video.I ended up paying more attention to him.
     
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  12. LightningStrikes

    LightningStrikes The Kucherov Show

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    Time to sit out a few Dan.
     
  13. Todd1a

    Todd1a Kucherov or prospect

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    He probably will today while stralman plays
     

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