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Rangers Shore Up Defense With Two Moves
Today the Rangers re-signed Dan Girardi and dealt Aaron Voros and Ryan Hillier to Anaheim for Steve Eminger

Dan Girardi

Dan Girardi

The Rangers made two moves today, signing Dan Girardi to a four-year, $13.3 million deal and trading Aaron Voros and Ryan Hillier to the Anaheim Ducks for defenseman Steve Eminger. 

Girardi had filed for arbitration but no one believed the two sides wouldn’t be able to reach an agreement beforehand.  Sure enough he re-upped today for an annual cap hit of $3.325 million.  That number seems a little high considering Girardi had reportedly been seeking a four year deal for $3 million annually. Nevertheless, Girardi is obviously highly valued by the organization and was going nowhere fast.

Eminger will likely fill the role of the team’s seventh defenseman.  He tallied four goals and 12 assists in 63 games last season with Anaheim.  Eminger, 26, stands 6-1, 202 lbs and has already played for five teams in his NHL career. 

He will make $1.125 million this year, slightly more than Voros who had no future with the Rangers and had been placed on waivers several times. 

The Rangers now have Michal Rozsival, Wade Redden, Dan Girardi, Michael Del Zotto, Matt Gilroy, Ryan McDonagh, and Eminger under contract with Staal soon to follow.  That could mean another move is forthcoming, or maybe the Rangers plan on keeping McDonagh in Hartford for the time being.  Or perhaps the moves spell the end of Wade Redden’s time on Broadway. 

Other than signing Staal and cutting out one of the other defensemen, the 2010 Rangers are pretty set.


Posted by Kevin Baumer | July 9, 2010 at 04:37 pm

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