Shocker! McDonagh & Girardi shutdown Giroux in Game 1

Claude Giroux was shutdown by Ryan McDonagh and Dan Girardi in game 1 of the Rangers first round playoff match-up against the Flyers. Giroux had zero shots for the third game in a row against the Rangers. Shocker! Karma says Sunday may be a different story. But hey, what use is the playoffs without a little fun?
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

How the Rangers defensemen will matchup against Claude Giroux in the NHL playoffs

One area where the Rangers have excelled during the regular season matchups against the Flyers is their play against the orange and black’s most prolific player, Claude Giroux. Giroux has been held to two assists and only four shots on goal in the team’s four regular season matchups. If the Rangers expect to advance past the Flyers in this NHL playoff series, they will need to...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 82: Meaningless game in Montreal

Tonight’s game is meaningless for the Rangers. They have locked up the #2 seed in the Metropolitan Division, and will likely play Philadelphia in the first round of the playoffs. None of Henrik Lundqvist, Dan Girardi, Martin St. Louis, or Ryan McDonagh (despite being 100%) will play tonight, as the Rangers are resting their vets […]
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vigneault shuffles Rangers’ defensemen

It will continue to be replacement by committee for the Rangers as they try to fill the irreplaceable void left by the injury to Ryan McDonagh. The Rangers best skater and stalwart defenseman missed his second straight game in Saturday night’s 3-2 loss to the Senators at the Garden, with coach Alain Vigneault calling him “day-to-day” with his left-shoulder injury sustained...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NHL Ref Paul Stewart Blasts ‘Passive’ Rangers

It’s always a fiery debate amongst New York Rangers fans and even bloggers/beat writers/social media presences etc.: standing up for teammates when they’re the target of a questionable play. The Alex Burrows/Ryan McDonagh incident has seen its fair share of debate since Tuesday night. Now you toss add ex-NHL referee Paul Stewart into the mix. He has a blog on hockeybuzz.com and...
Via NY Rangers Blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

McDonagh Day-to-Day; Moore Paired With Girardi; Miller Needs to Commit

The good news continues to roll in regarding Ryan McDonagh’s injured shoulder as Alain Vigneault classified the defenseman as day-to-day and that he doesn’t think he’ll be out that long. …can you say “Hockey Gods smiling down on the Rangers and their fans.” And we deserve it with all the waived off goals and terrible officiating we’ve had to deal with this season. With...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 76: Rebound in Edmonton

Photo: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The Rangers gave away a golden opportunity on Friday night in Calgary, and lost two important points in the race to avoid the wild card. Tonight, they face another bad team that can’t play defense in Edmonton, and would truly benefit from two points, no matter how they come. Edmonton has more weapons than Calgary, the product of years of top...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers’ McDonagh, Girardi give ‘D’ some scoring punch

The NHL has become a league in which offense no longer can be relegated to the forwards. Just ask Rangers coach Alain Vigneault, who didn’t even hesitate after Monday night’s comeback 4-3 overtime win over the Coyotes to make what now is a common declaration. “If you’re going to score in this league, you need your back end,” he said, just minutes after he got consecutive...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers battle back, top Coyotes in OT

On night when the Rangers were sick, when they were distracted, when it looked as if they were stepping right into an easy trap — they somehow reversed the tide and found a way. After going down 2-0 and 3-2 to the Coyotes at the Garden on Monday night, the Rangers clawed their way to a 4-3 overtime win, one that was as much will and determination as anything else. It gave them...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

McDonagh, Girardi rally Rangers to OT win

NEW YORK (AP) Ryan McDonagh scored off a rebound of Dan Girardi's shot 1:56 into overtime to complete the New York Rangers' stunning rally in a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night.
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes let another one slip away late

NEW YORK -- Ryan McDonagh scored off a rebound of Dan Girardi's shot 1:56 into overtime to complete the New York Rangers' stunning rally in a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes on Monday night. McDonagh put the puck past backup goalie Thomas Greiss, who relieved injured starter Mike Smith in the third period and then gave up the tying and winning goals. Girardi got the...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the Rangers’ 2014-2015 payroll, part two

Lots of questions this offseason for Slats. Part One One of the major concerns for next year is the payroll. The Rangers have a lot of money tied into a few players, and about half of the roster will be hitting some form of free agency. Dan Girardi’s contract is done, so that hits the payroll. Martin St. Louis is on the payroll instead of Ryan Callahan, which actually saves a few...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

At what point is there too much turnover?

This is from November, 2010. Quick, find the current Ranger. Hint: Trick question. When  Suit wrote about the Rangers and their inability to find consistency, it struck a chord with me. I realized that despite management’s best efforts, this is a Rangers club that has had significant turnover year in and year out for quite some time. We know about the constant turnover from the...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Marc Staal Want To Avoid Last Minute Contract Negotiations

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The trade deadline-driven contract negotiations with Dan Girardi and Ryan Callahan were instructive to Marc Staal, who could be in the very same position as an impending free agent next year but sure isn’t savoring the possibility. “I saw those two guys go through it with the negotiations and all of the rumors that are impossible...
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March 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Where does Raphael Diaz fit in?

Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images When the Rangers sent a 2015 5th round pick to Vancouver for Raphael Diaz, many wondered where he would fit in. The Rangers seem set in the top-four with Ryan McDonagh, Dan Girardi, Kevin Klein, and Marc Staal. They also have a fairly effective third pair in John Moore and Anton Stralman, although that pairing has been rather inconsistent of late. With Justin...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

No Rangers’ captain for rest of the season

The Rangers will defer naming a captain to succeed Ryan Callahan until the offseason after playing the rest of the year with Brad Richards, Marc Staal and Dan Girardi wearing the alternate’s “A” on their jerseys. General manager Glen Sather traded Callahan to the Lightning on Wednesday in exchange for their captain, Martin St. Louis, along with a first-round draft pick in...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jan Levine: Callahan and Rangers in Staredown?

He's staying, no he's gone. He's staying, no he's gone, this has been the lot of Ryan Callahan the past few weeks and maybe the past few months. Depending on who read, listen to or believe, Callahan was either about to get dealt or find a way to remain with the Rangers. After Dan Girardi signed his six-yea, $33 million deal Friday, many felt that this would enable...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Hard work pays off as Dan Girardi re-signs with New York Rangers

Dan Girardi's new six year, $33 million contract with the New York Rangers signals a few things:By Robert Kowal via Wikimedia CommonsThe first is every fan's favorite, Management's commitment to retaining their home-grown talent. (And the talent's willingness to take a hometown discount.)The second is the Rangers' commitment to defensive continuity, with he an...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

New Girardi deal helps Rangers with organisational weakness.

Girardi staying helps the Rangers look elsewhere long term. Photo Credit: US Presswire For several years the Rangers had a relatively steady flow of defensive prospects make it to the NHL through the system. Whether it was Michael Del Zotto, Marc Staal, Ryan McDonagh, Mike Sauer or Girardi himself, the Rangers were able to supplement the NHL roster with cost effective home grown...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Deadline land, many hope that Girardi signing and Miller-and-Ott deals are tips of the iceberg

For those of us who aren't glued to Twitter or the interweb, the Dan Girardi's re-signing with the New York Rangers and the Ott-and-Ryan Miller-for-Jaroslav-Halak-etc. trades were the first of perhaps a dozen or so meaningful moves that will result from literally thousands of trade rumors per actual transaction made... But the Sportsnets, ESPNs and deadline-drama-loving...
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Girardi signs six-year deal with New York Rangers

New York Rangers announced Friday that the club has agreed to terms with defenseman Dan Girardi on a contract extension. “Dan has been a Ranger for his entire career, signing with us as an undrafted free agent and working his way to become a top defenseman in the NHL,” said general manager Glen Sather. “His dedication to this club, as a leader both on the ice and in the locker...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rangers agree on a $33 million extension with Dan Girardi

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi has been involved in many trade rumors over the last few months, but he won’t be leaving Manhattan any time soon after agreeing to an extension on Friday. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Rangers and the 29-year-old veteran came to terms on a six-year contract worth $33 million ($5.5 million per season). Girardi’s contract also includes...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Report: Girardi resigns for six years

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...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Jan Levine: Rangers Lock Up Girardi for Six Years, $5.5 Million Per Season

The Rangers and Dan Girardi agreed to a six-year, $33 million deal to keep the top pair, right-handed defenseman in Gotham City. The contract is what was reported that Girardi had requested earlier in the season and removes one major pending UFA from the market, solving a possible major headache for the Rangers. New York still has Anton Stralman on the blueline to try and lock...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Girardi re-signed

Rangers defenseman is going nowhere
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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