Originally written on Sports Rumor Alert  |  Last updated 2/28/14
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Reports out of New York say that the Rangers have come to terms with defenseman Dan Girardi on a new six year $33mil deal., following a long and protracted negotiation.With an average of $5.5mil per season, the Rangers have solidified their blueline, at a cost that fits nicely into the framework of the salary cap. The deal reportedly contains a no movement clause that applies to the first three years of the deal followed by a limited no trade clause for the final three years. It was imperative for the Rangers to get this deal done, as much for what it does on the ice, as for how it appears to both the team's fan base and to the rest of the league.Girardi, had he not agreed to this deal today, would have likely been moved at the trade deadline, and with him now off of the table, other highly touted defensemen, will now see the price tag for their acquisition go up.Another question that has to be asked now is what effect does this deal for Girardi have on the ongoing negotiations betw...
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