Sunday, June 27, 2010

Girardi Seeking 4-Year $3 Million Deal

Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports that Dan Girardi, eligible to become a Group II free agent when the market opens on Thursday, is seeking a four-year deal with the Rangers for upwards of $3 million per.

Brooks adds that if the Rangers balk at the request Girardi can file for a one-year arbitration award and then become unrestricted next season.

Finally Brooks says that Marc Staal, also an impending Group II but without arbitration rights, likely will wait on Girardi's contract before signing a new deal. So it's probably going to cost between $7-7.5M a year for the pair.

...i'd love for Sather to somehow get that number down to $6 million for the two of them ($2.5 for Girardi and $3.5 for Staal). Not sure about four years either. Three would be ideal.

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16 comments:

fleisch14 said...

i also have no problem with Girardi getting 3 mil a year for the next 3-4 years

Andrew_794 said...

i dont exactly have a problem with it...but im kinda feeling it might be a better idea to let him walk and bring up mccdounagh (wow not even close to correct spelling)

he will be on an entry level contract which i think should be around 850,000...thats a couple more million we could be saving...

orrr option B- we dump redden and maybe rosi in the minors and hope we never hear their name again and resign girardi

Anonymous said...

This is where sather screws us, 3 million is a little much for girardi, i would say 2.5-2.8 at most for 3 years...but the fact that we got redden at 6.5 million a year along with rosy's 5 its almost crazy to give him 3 million + a year, then we have staal, he would want at least 4 if girardi makes 3...

I would give staal 5 years at 18 million. Let girardi take this 1 year deal and trade him at the deadline before he becomes a UFA next season and have Mccdounagh guy (from MON trade) come up

Richie

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Gary said...

Sather really fucked us this time. And we can't be sure McDonagh is ready to be playing in the NHL. We thought Gilroy was ready, and surely, he wasn't. I just don't want this kid to come in and ride the bench for the season because he can't keep up yet. The future of this organization is way too valuable to discourage one of our bright young stars before giving him a chance to develop his "pro" game a bit more.

annoyingjoe said...

Staal HAS to be locked up in a longer term deal that keeps him happy and a ranger. Thats the priority

LI Joe said...

they would not send both redden AND rozy down. at best hope for 1 of them and that would likely be the more onerous one - redden

chef dave said...

I say lets lockup Staal for 4 or 5 years. He's young & we know what we're getting because he's come up through our organization. I think Girardi can go on the one year plan because Rozival only has 2 years left on his contract. I think he will play better this year & maybe get moved at the deadline or bought out over the summer. That would free up money for Girardi & a spot for Mcdonaugh. What a perfect little world I live in.

chef dave said...

I also think we should have a link to all the ways we can misspell Ryan Mcdonahgs name.

ivan said...

McDontknow...

JS said...

too bad some players would take a cheap contract just because they love the sport and love NY...

Jack said...

I'd _consider_ re-signing him at said price only if he says he absolutely learned his lesson about standing up for (marquee) teammates (Gaborik vs. _____________)

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Rick said...

There is alot of money going to D for a team that can't score and who gives up alot more shots on goal than what should be expected with the money being dished out on D. 7M to two players barely into their 4th year and whose offensive contributions reflect more towards a 2nd pairing d units rather than 1st pairing d units. If they want more money they need to be more well rounded and contributing more offensively than just the defensive aspects of the game. Neither has the full package to be considered a shut down D just yet. I think that they need to lower their expectations to around 2.3M for Girardi and 3.1M for Staal both on multi years 3+

William said...

$2.3 is the most I'd give Girardi. in the end, they will likely give Dan around $2.5 and Staal around $3.5. Unfortunately, their value has been so skewed by the disproportionate contracts of Redden/Roszival. Girardi really is an average NHL defenseman at best; he plays sound defense slightly more than 50% of the time and contributes offensively every now and then. that said, he probably leads the league in own shots blocked. On his best nights, he's a very quality 2nd/3rd D with offensive upside. however, on his worst, and i'd say that's about a quarter of the time, he's a huge liability. the fact is guys like this make $2.5 million on a lot of teams around the league. it's just that those teams don't have to deal w. ridiculous contracts like Redden/Roszival

William said...

in other words, you're dealing with 2 issues w respect to Girardi. a) he's not that good; but, in comparison to Redden/Roszival, he looks like a #2/3defenseman and b) even though he's not a #2/3 defenseman, he is a guy a lot of teams would sign for 2 years @ ~$4.5M. however, as previously belaboured, the Rangers have their hands tied.

Staal, even at his age, really is a guy most teams would lock in at $3.5 a season over 3 years easily. a lot of teams would structure a escalating deal where they'd pay him $3M, $4M, $4 or something. it's just that our cap has been so f-ed up by the aforementioned players that this no-brainer is such an issue.