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Trade Dan Girardi?

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

But here’s the conundrum regarding Girardi. If he is that valuable to the Rangers, who enter Monday’s match at the Garden against the Blue Jackets having won fewer than half their games (21-20-2), how valuable might he be as a rental to legitimate Stanley Cup contenders such as Boston, Anaheim, Los Angeles and San Jose?

Thus, how much more value as a trade chip, rather than as a first-pair defenseman, might Girardi bring to a Ranger organization that doesn’t appear close to a championship and all but certainly will have to undertake a significant reload over the next offseason or two?

It is, of course, impossible to answer the question blindly. Which means it is therefore incumbent for general manager Glen Sather to be in position to know with the March 5 trade deadline now less than two months away.

Sather must perform his due diligence and be aggressive about it. Girardi, who doesn’t turn 30 until late April, is as high-end a rental property as has gone on the market since Ilya Kovalchuk in 2010, if not Marian Hossa in 2008.


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SYF's avatar

Del Zotto last week and now Girardi.  Brooks sure hassles his defensemen like a spurned lover.

Posted by SYF from Ball's Hill on 01/06/14 at 02:19 PM ET


Girardi is not going anywhere. It would be suicide. The answer to the Rangers is getting a new First rate Front office!!!! Sather needs to retire or be fired. I
always liked Sather as a player and GM but his time has come to a
close. The respectable thing is for him is to retire. His old ways is not
working in the New Age of the NHL team building. Sure he has made some great trades but just where have they gotten the NYR’s. Just look at how the
Pens are consistently rebuilding in all areas and their not the only
team doing so. The new age of the NHL is here Ranger org!!!!

Posted by James Simpson on 01/07/14 at 09:06 AM ET

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