140th Overall: Rangers Select Defenseman Daniel Walcott

The New York Rangers selected their second defensemen of the draft, Daniel Walcott, with the 140th overall pick. Walcott, like Nejezchleb, is a bit older. He was undrafted in the QMJHL draft. He played club hockey for Lindenwood University, a very tiny school, during the 2012-2013 season. He was then signed by the Blainville-Broisbrand Armada of the QMJHL and as a 19-year-old was...
Via NY Rangers Blog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Rangers Offseason Review

#494514495 / gettyimages.com The Stanley Cup Playoffs are now over and the New York Rangers have plenty to feel good about from the 2013-14 campaign. Overall, the Rangers had a successful season and emerged as the top team in the Eastern Conference before losing to the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals. General Manager Glen Sather managed to lock up elite-goaltender Henrik...
Via Beyond The Benches
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report card: Defense

Dan Girardi - What a roller coaster year Girardi just completed. He looked totally lost at the beginning of the season (like several Blueshirts), but quickly turned around his game and played like his old self during the second-half. Management was convinced that Girardi’s early-season hiccups were an anomaly and rewarded him with a six-year, $33 million contract, essentially […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Breakup day notes: Stralman, Boyle could be goners

Today was breakup day for the Rangers, and there were some interesting quotes from some of the players, and not all were good. Dan Girardi suffered a broken pinkie in Game Two against the Kings, per Andrew Gross. I thought he was hurt, but I thought he was more banged up. Anton Stralman said that […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers need Richards and Girardi to not play terrible in game five

It’s no secret, Brad Richards has been terrible in the Stanley Cup Final. His fall from adored de facto captain back to the dejected scapegoat that he was in last year’s playoffs under John Tortorella has been a hockey horror show. It’s been a remarkable train wreck that I can’t stop talking about. Partly because it’s incredible how quickly the tide turned against Richards...
Via Save By Richter
26 days ago  |  Discuss

What The Hell Is Going On With Dan Girardi?

The Stanley Cup Playoffs can do unbelievable things to players’ reputations. The sample sizes are small and the stakes are as high as they’ll ever get. Sprinkle in the fact that games, especially in the Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Final, are being watched by the entire hockey world and thus under the magnifying glass, and it’s a recipe for defining moments and players...
Via NY Rangers Blog
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Brown Scores Slick Breakaway Goal After Dan Girardi’s Stick Breaks

Shortly after the New York Rangers extended their lead to the cursed 2-0 lead, Dan Girardi’s stick broke while making a pass across the blue line. Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown picked up the loose puck and was off to the races. He absolutely dangled Henrik Lundqvist and buried the puck in the back […] The post Dustin Brown Scores Slick Breakaway Goal After Dan Girardi’s...
Via Diehardsport
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Girardi Faceplants In Crease, Sums Up Game 3 For Rangers (GIF)

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi has had a forgettable Stanley Cup Final, and that continued in Game 3. The Blueshirts blueliner was partially responsible for a seemingly back-breaking goal in the first period on Monday night. Girardi went sliding across the slot in order to try and block a shot from Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter. Girardi glided through the slot on...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi was the 2nd best goalie on the ice last night

Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi, second only to Jonathan Quick.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Girardi Keeps The Puck Out With Some Magic

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi has been having a rough playoffs lately and the first goal in Game 3 deflected off his skate. But halfway through the third period of Game 3, he made an utterly miraculous save to keep the puck out of the net. After face-planting over Henrik Lundqvist, he flailed around […] The post Dan Girardi Keeps The Puck Out With Some Magic appeared...
Via Diehardsport
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Carter Scores Buzzer-Beater At End Of First Period

After a period that was dominated by the New York Rangers, Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter killed all of the Rangers momentum with a buzzer-beater goal. The puck hit Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi’s skate and then off of Henrik Lundqvist’s glove and into the net. Lundqvist still almost made the save despite the last-second […] The post Jeff Carter Scores Buzzer-Beater...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Dan Girardi Gets a Puck to the Nuts (Video)

  That had to hurt. During the craziness that is Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, Los Angles Kings’ Slava Voynov hit New York Rangers’ Dan Girardi in the nether region and it looked like it hurt, even though hockey players are sufficiently padded. Take a look: H/T to SB Nation
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Practice notes: John Moore back in lineup

Per Pat Leonard, defenseman John Moore was back in his usual spot on the blue line, next to partner Kevin Klein on the third pair. Leonard also noted that Moore was on the second powerplay unit with Dan Girardi. Moore missed Game Six of the ECF and Game One of the SCF, serving a suspension […]
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

McDonagh Positioning Himself for Captaincy

Make no mistake about it, Brad Richards has become the de facto captain of the Rangers this postseason, but it’s Ryan McDonagh who is setting himself up for a permanent captaincy position. He’s become a leader on and off the ice and is making a huge impression on his teammates… “His attitude is like a captain,” Derick Brassard said of McDonagh recently. And if you don...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday (6/6/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Kings notes: Marian Gaborik’s neighborhood Bergen Record - Kings know they can’t keep chasing leads Bergen Record - Rangers notes: John Moore likely back in lineup for Game 2 New York Post - Rangers need more than just Henrik to bring ‘A’ game New York Post - Girardi’s agonizing wait for a chance at redemption New York Post - Rallies the norm for Kings...
Via NY Rangers Blog
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Win Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports The final result of a hockey game is the culmination of many different plays. But one miscue is oftentimes all that is remembered, especially when it’s in the Stanley Cup Finals. New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi, in an effort to halt an advancing surge of offense by the Los Angeles Kings, flipped the puck out near the point on the far side...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL takeaways: Rangers need more than Lundqvist

Los Angeles' Western Conference final hangover lasted almost one period. Apparently, the Kings' well of resolve is as deep as their forward lines. New York defenseman Dan Girardi committed a terrible turnover in overtime, putting the puck on the stick of Mike Richards. Richards dished it to Justin Williams who buried the offering to finish off a 3-2 Kings win in overtime...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Justin Williams Scores OT Winner For Kings

Clearing the puck is a crucial job for an NHL defenseman, and Dan Girardi failed to do so in overtime. Girardi’s gaffe led to Justin Williams scoring on a point blank shot to give the Kings a 1-0 series lead over the Rangers. Here’s the goal: The Kings will attempt to take a 2-0 series lead when these teams meet again on Saturday night. The post Video: Justin Williams Scores...
Via Standing O Sports
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Stanley Cup Finals: Williams Nets OT Winner, Kings Take Game One

Early on, it looked like the New York Rangers were going to run away with game one of the Stanley Cup Finals. Eventually, the power of the Kings wore down the speed of the Rangers. A Dan Girardi turnover in overtime led to a point blank shot for Jusin Williams who fired it past Lundqvist to give Los Angeles a 3-2 win and a 1-0 series lead. This is the first time this postseason the...
Via Standing O Sports
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Know They Need To Play A Full Game

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, I have to say that I feel as good about our chances now as I did going into this game,” Lundqvist told The Post following the Kings’ 3-2 overtime victory on Justin Williams’ goal from the slot following a fatal Dan Girardi turnover at 4:35. “I went into the game thinking it would be 50-50, and that’s how I still feel. ...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Williams wins Game One in overtime

Justin Williams capitalized off a pretty gruesome Dan Girardi turnover to give the Kings a victory in Game One. The Kings also came back from down 2-0 in the first period, scoring once in the first and once in the second to tie the game, before Williams won it in overtime. It wasn’t all bad for […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Take Win Over New York Rangers In Thrilling Game 1

LOS ANGELES – Justin Williams scored 4:36 into overtime after a turnover by Dan Girardi, and the Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 on Wednesday night in the Stanley Cup Final opener. Williams was left alone in the slot after Girardi’s pass from his knees went straight to Mike Richards. Williams put his eighth goal of the postseason past Henrik Lundqvist, who...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers lose game one in overtime thanks to bad hockey

The Rangers lost 3-2 in overtime on a Justin Williams (I mean really, who else?) tally. It was made possible by a bad terrible egregious ******* awful turnover by Dan Girardi in his own corner. Which indicates either one of the following: 1) On the negative side, the Rangers were out everythinged (not a word) in the third period. I believe the final marker was 23 shots against, three...
Via Save By Richter
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Williams scores game-winning goal in OT (Video)

The Los Angeles Kings beat the New York Rangers 3-2 in overtime of Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals Wednesday on a goal by Justin Williams. Williams capitalized on a terrible turnover by Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi. Girardi mishandled the puck when he was trying to clear it and it was intercepted by Mike […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist makes sick save on unexpected deflection

Henrik Lundqvist made this sick save late in the second period of Thursday’s Game 6 to preserve a scoreless game in New York. Hank’s acrobatics helped him successfully stave off Dan Girardi’s deflection of a Thomas Vanek pass in front. Check out Hank’s reaction time: New York’s Dominic Moore managed to score the game’s opening goal just moments later. Talk about a momentum...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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