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Building the future Rangers: Do big cap hits automatically mean big problems?

Dan Girardi, Marc Staal, hell even Derek Stepan and Rick Nash. Right now the Rangers have a handful of contracts that – to varying degrees – aren’t offering full value and ‘value’ is über critical in the cap era NHL. However, the fact that the Rangers have a handful of big contracts on their books […] The post Building the future Rangers: Do big cap hits automatically...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Midseason Grades: Defense Part 1

We’re just past the halfway point in the NHL season and it’s time once again to get mad at my meaningless letter grades and go over the team’s performance this season piece by piece. Today, we’ll begin with the defensemen: Ryan McDonagh – (6G, 18A, 24 PTS) Slow, slow, slow start. More than likely due to injury sustained in the playoffs not being 100% healed. Turned game...
Via NY Rangers Blog
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brooks: Girardi’s Contract Contains NMC

Earlier this month, we passed along information that according to hockey magazine ‘The Fourth Period’ and David Pagnotta reported that Dan Girardi’s contract did not contain a no-move clause in his contract that was signed in 2014. Now that report is being refuted. In Larry Brooks’ Slapshots column yesterday, he reported that Girardi does in fact have a no-move clause attached...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Practice notes: Girardi a game-time decision

Per the Rangers’ Twitter account, defenseman Dan Girardi will be a game time decision. Girardi suffered a lacerated hand in Monday’s win over the Bruins, missing the second half of the game. If Girardi can’t go, Dylan McIlrath will play for the first time since December 22 (six games). Lines and pairings remained the same, […] The post Practice notes: Girardi a game-time...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Girardi will return because he can’t hurt his cracked kneecap any further

Dan Girardi hasn’t played since December 12th due to an injured knee. The Rangers have missed the defenseman’s willingness to block shots and ability to chip in on offense, but it sounds like he’ll be back in the lineup soon. With his return nearing, Girardi spoke about his injury – which is actually a cracked kneecap – and provided a great quote which hockey fans should...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Rangers Waive Jarret Stoll; Girardi Day To Day

Waivers: ANTON KHUDOBIN ANA JARRET STOLL NYR — Renaud Lavoie (@renlavoietva) December 14, 2015 Tanner Glass has officially earned his spot back. Good for him, he deserves it. If Stoll is claimed, sent down, or outright released through mutual termination, don’t expect the Rangers to immediately fill in the roster spot. UPDATE 1:50 PM According to the beat writers at NYR practice...
Via NY Rangers Blog
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Girardi’s Struggles Draw AV’s Ire

When the Rangers re-signed Dan Girardi to his new $33 million contract in the days leading up the 2014 trade deadline, a demotion down the defensive lineup and a deduction in ice time is probably not what the Rangers nor Girardi could’ve possibly imagined just a season and 8 games into that deal. At the time Girardi was re-signed, even his stanchest of supporters had to feel a...
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October 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Dreger: Rangers and Girardi agree on extension

Update: Per Darren Dreger, the Rangers and Girardi have agreed on a six-year deal worth $5.5 million, keeping Girardi on Broadway until he turns 36 years old. Original Post: Per John Shannon of Sportsnet, the Rangers and defenseman Dan Girardi are closing in on an extension to keep the soon to be 30-year-old defenseman in New York for the foreseeable future. Girardi is rumored to...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Girardi: future career Ranger?

Once again, Mr. Dependable. Photo: McIsaac/Getty Anyone watching the Rangers to begin the year wouldn’t have foreseen this (individual) turnaround. Anyone paying close attention to the Rangers’ veteran, popular no. 5 for most of last year wouldn’t have predicted this scenario back then either. However, without doubt – thanks to the impressive turnaround in his play – Dan...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Girardi stars in ad for NY Rangers Stadium Series jersey with Joe Girardi (Video)

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi stars in a new commercial promoting the team's Stadium Series jersey, where due to a mixup, Girardi finds the uniform of New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi in his locker.In the meantime, Joe Girardi sits in his office having no problem wearing Dan Girardi's jersey, along with a hockey stick and helmet.The Rangers play two outdoor games at...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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