Daily Update: Feb. 28, 2014

Interim GM Brian Burke won't be back with the Flames next year. That disaster up in Calgary continues to flourish. Christian Erhoff joined the list today of players available out there on the market. He submitted a no-trade list today of eight teams where he will not accept a trade. Erhoff is an interesting player and would be a nice addition for Dallas (if Dallas isn't...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Open Thread 1/12: Girardi “Maintenance Day’, Nash, Faceoff Woes

Dan Girardi the lone Ranger not on the ice. Rangers say maintenance day for the defenseman. — Andrew Gross (@AGrossRecord) January 12, 2015 _____________________________________ Uncle Brooksie’s latest piece is out regarding Rick Nash and he, like myself thinks that Nash should be the runaway winner of the Hart Trophy. _____________________________________ There are still...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Midseason Grades Part 1: Defense

Dan Girardi (39 GP; 2G, 8A, 10 PTS) Can’t mention Dan Girardi without listing the laundry list of injuries he’s taken over the course of the season and yet he still finds a way to dress for the Rangers every night. Two foot injuries of note and was nearly decapitatred by a Nazem Kadri skate back in early November. Elevated his game when his defensive partner Ryan McDonagh was...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 3, San Jose 1

The New York Rangers (24-11-4) defeated the San Jose Sharks (22-16-5) by a score of 3-1. For a box score, click here. Character win by NYR. Visibly fatigued for much of this game and they managed to get it done.  30 saves for Henrik Lundqvist tonight, who had to deal with a lot of traffic crashing his net. Lundqvist also became the first goalie in NHL history to win 20 games in...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Part 2: Why the Rangers chose Dan Boyle over Anton Stralman

In case you missed it yesterday, I was asked why the Rangers kept Dan Girardi over Anton Stralman. After going into qualitative (eye test) and quantitative (#fancystats) analysis, comparing Girardi to Stralman, it was clear to see that Stralman was always the better choice. However, one thing that was not as clear was whether the […] The post Part 2: Why the Rangers chose Dan Boyle...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Why did the Rangers keep Dan Girardi over Anton Stralman?

I received one question this week in the mailbag, and it was a doozy, so this entire post is dedicated to it. As always, email me if you have any questions, and I’ll be sure to address each one. BrooklynVic asks: Why did the Rangers keep Dan Girardi over Anton Stralman? How could our valuation […] The post Why did the Rangers keep Dan Girardi over Anton Stralman? appeared first...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Rangers be worried about Dan Girardi and Marc Staal’s form?

With a few exceptions the Rangers have been abysmal in their own end for almost the entire season. Whether it’s been the disruptions to the line up caused by the myriad of injuries or ‘a lack of desperation’ (says Rick Nash) or execution on any particular game night, it doesn’t matter. The Rangers have not […] The post Should the Rangers be worried about Dan Girardi and...
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November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin delivers huge hit on Dan Girardi (GIF)

Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin delivered a huge hit on New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi during the third period of Saturday night's game at the CONSOL Energy Center.Girardi was following the puck behind the Rangers net and didn't see Malkin, who was coming at full speed and laid his shoulder right into Girardi's chest, knocking him flat on his back. Girardi was...
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Evgeni Malkin crushes Dan Girardi

Dan Girardi probably still isn’t sure what hit him behind his own net. Evgeni Malkin appeared silently behind the defenseman and delivered a brutal hit which sent Girardi flying.
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November 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 3 (SO)

The New York Rangers (7-6-4) fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins (12-3-1) 3-2 tonight in the shootout. For a box score, click here. These are the types of games that will turn you grey and take years off your life. From the incessant whining from Crosby all night and banging his stick against the glass when he doesn’t get his way or running Henrik in the third, Malkin spearing Hagelin...
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November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Girardi & Comparable Defensemen

In the couple months that I’ve been on board here, I’ve written a non-trivial amount about how much I dislike the fact that Dan Girardi is a first-pair defenseman on a long-term, big-money deal for the Rangers. He stinks on the PK, doesn’t produce on the power play, and seems to be a boat anchor continue reading...
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November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: Lightning striking, Girardi's scary night and more

  Steven Stamkos, Ben Bishop and company are rolling.  Since losing 7-2 to Minnesota on October 25th, the Tampa Bay Lightning have won six straight games and lead the Atlantic Division by two points over Montreal. Stamkos scored two more goals on Sunday in the team's 4-3 win over Detriot giving him a team leading 10 goals on the year. Bishop has won five of the six games...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers' Dan Girardi has close call after skate cuts neck (VIDEO)

The Rangers lost a tough one against the Maple Leafs Saturday night in Toronto, but one Rangers player is considering himself a fortunate man after a scary moment on the ice.Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi suffered a cut on his neck after he was accidentally struck by the skate blade of Nazem Kadri during a battle for the puck in the corner — and it could have been worse. ...
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November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Dan Girardi is on Schedule to be in Lineup Tonight

It looks like Dan Girardi will return to the lineup tonight for the New York Rangers when they face the New Jersey Devils. Girardi left the Rangers 4-0 victory against the San Jose Sharks on Sunday with lacerations on his lower right leg after blocking two shots early in the third period. Girardi successfully participated in the optional morning skate on Tuesday. #450358566...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Demise of Michael Kostka Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

After Michael Kostka’s disaster of a Rangers debut in which he gave up two ill advised turnovers during the home opener, you’d assume his next game would be more likely with the Charlestown Chiefs than the New York Rangers. However, when Alain Vigneault is your head coach, the chance for redemption is always an arms length away. With Dan Girardi day-to-day with a laceration...
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October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Injury update: Klein on the ice, Girardi not

After last night’s game, both Dan Girardi and Kevin Klein were both in need of stitches. Girardi took a shot off the ankle that needed to be stitched up, and Klein took a puck to the chin. Klein returned to the ice today for practice, while Girardi did not. Girardi is day-to-day, and there’s a chance […] The post Injury update: Klein on the ice, Girardi not appeared first...
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October 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Injury Update: Dan Girardi leaves game after taking a puck off his foot

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi left Sunday's game against the San Jose Sharks in the third period after blocking a shot from Sharks defenseman Matt Irwin. After the game, the team confirmed that he is day-to-day and received stitches via their official Twitter account. He finished the game with 16:56 TOI, three hits, and four blocked shots.Girardi, in the first year of...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Blues Injury Update: Paul Stastny misses practice but likely to play saturday after knee collision

The St. Louis Blues dodged a huge bullet Thursday night as Paul Stastny appears to be okay after a lower body collision with New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi. According to KMOV.com in St. Louis, Stastny and Girardi appeared to have collided knee-to-knee when Girardi attempted a step-up play after Stastny beat him on a zone-exit play. #470685513 / gettyimages.com The...
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October 11, 2014  |  Discuss

What to do with Marc Staal

When we last checked in on Marc Staal, he was rumored to be looking for a Dan Girardi contract, roughly $5.5 million over six years. The cost isn’t that big of a deal with a rising cap, and the term is fine by me since Staal is just 28 years old (34 when that contract would […] The post What to do with Marc Staal appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Rangers prospects shine in preseason game against Devils

The New York Rangers continued their impressive preseason with a 6-3 win over Philadelphia Monday night. There was a lot to be excited about in the Rangers’ play, especially on the offensive end. Let’s take a look at last night’s lineup, and give grades to each line. Keep in mind that several clear starters were missing from Monday’s lineup, including first line defenseman...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick injury updates: Girardi, Malone skate

Just some quick injury updates: Dan Girardi (multiple maintenance days in a row)- skated in NY, still day-to-day Ryan Malone (hip flexor) – same as Girardi, skated in NY, still day-to-day Matt Lombardi (groin) – did not skate today Derek Stepan (broken fibula) – Evan Sporer conducted a Q&A with an orthopedist, who noted the […] The post Quick injury updates: Girardi,...
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September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A quick look at potential defense pairings

With training camp in full swing, we had a bit of a preview into how Alain Vignault will deploy his defense pairings. Group A had Dan Boyle and Marc Staal together, essentially Boyle subbing in for the now departed Anton Stralman. John Moore was also in Group A. Group B had Dan Girardi paired with […] The post A quick look at potential defense pairings appeared first on Blue Seat Blogs.
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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rangers contract negotiations with Staal won’t end well

According to Larry Brooks, the Rangers are believed to have offered Marc Staal the same six year, $5.5 million contract they signed Dan Girardi to last season. “Offered” is bold and italicized because it is inconceivable to me that the Rangers brass could be so wrong in their talent evaluation of Staal. Staal is actually seeking over continue reading...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Staal’s contract discussions have been “productive” with Rangers

Much like Dan Girardi and Ryan Callahan last season, Marc Staal enters the season as a pending unrestricted free agent. However, contract extension talks have been “productive” according to his agent, Paul Krepelka. The NY Daily News reports: “We have had some productive discussions with the Rangers with the goal being to secure a long-term continue reading...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

What to do with Marc Staal

With franchise net minder Henrik Lundqvist, heart-and-soul captain Ryan Callahan and top-pair, RH defender Dan Girardi all scheduled for unrestricted free agency after the 2013 – 2014 regular season and limited cap space to re-sign those players, Glen Sather had some very difficult decisions to make. Despite being in the mix for a playoff berth, […]
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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