Girardi deserves this praise - he's on a totally different level this year.
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That being said, the praise he is getting now was bestowed in equal volume on him for 2+ years now. So, in my opinion, 2 years ago he was over-hyped. Now he is playing on a level commensurate with his hype from back then.
Girardi plays his best hockey the first 2 months of the season. We had this EXACT thread last year, following a summer of being called out for watching Gaborik take a beating. By the end of the season, we had more bash threads going again.
Is he playing great hockey right now? Yes
Did he play like this in past seasons? No (not for this length)
Will his level of play be at this level in 2 months?
The heavy talk of Girardi came from the summer before last.
I recall most posters simply saying he wasn't that good.
He signed for 3.3 million per year.
So far he's played that contract last year and this year.
He did NOT just start to earn it.
He earned it last year, and this year so far has exceeded play of 3.3 million per year.
Last edited by Puck Head; 11-10-2011 at 05:34 PM.
And I'm sure many didn't know what to expect from a Staal-less Girardi this year. But, again, I feel he has just assumed responsibility and continued to keep his game as simple as possible. He has been outstanding so far. Just hope he keeps it up.
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If it was up to me I'd sign him to a 10 year contract. I like him that much.
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wouldn't mind a five year 20 mil contract for him coming up.5 for 22.5 tops though
They obviously confused chins.