Former Rangers Defenseman Dan Girardi Retires After 13 SeasonsThe 35-year-old defenseman entered the league with New York as an undrafted free agent in 2006 and appeared in 788 regular-season games with the Rangers.
Hartnett: Look Up 'Warrior' In Dictionary And You'll See Girardi's FaceIt will be strange visiting the Rangers’ practice facility in Greenburgh for September’s training camp and not seeing Dan Girardi’s smiling face.
Rangers Buy Out Dan Girardi's ContractGirardi has played all 11 seasons of his career for the Blueshirts, reaching the postseason 10 of those years.
Hartnett: AV Hurting Rangers By Going With Older Players At Crunch TimeThis playoffs, Rangers fans are asking: How many times can a coach continue to be burned by his late-game decisions before he sees the light?
Hartnett: War Horse Girardi Poised To Bounce Back This PostseasonAt age 32, Dan Girardi has logged a lot of hard miles over an 11-year career. There’s been a different approach this season in how the Rangers have managed his health.
Bruins' Pastrnak Suspended 2 Games For Illegal Head Check On GirardiBruins forward David Pastrnak has been suspended for two games without pay for an illegal check to the head of Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi.
Hartnett: True Sniper Brandon Pirri Has Been A Game-Changer For RangersEarly into the season, Rangers forward Brandon Pirri looks like one of the NHL's best summer bargains.
Hartnett: Girardi Is A Whipping Boy With Fans, But Rangers Know His ValueThroughout his entire hockey life, Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi has fought against labels and has shed them as often as an amphibian sheds its skin.
Hartnett: Rangers Challenging Girardi To Rebound From Poor SeasonRangers alternate captain Dan Girardi endured the rockiest campaign of his decade-long NHL career last season.
Hartnett: Rangers Must Focus On Reshaping Underperforming DefenseThe Rangers enter the offseason in an unfamiliar situation. A deflating first-round exit to the rival Pittsburgh Penguins has paved the way for a total roster re-evaluation.
Rangers' Lundqvist A Game-Time Decision, Girardi OutHenrik Lundqvist, who took a teammate's stick to the eye Wednesday night, was the first Rangers player on the ice for practice Friday.
Hartnett: With Girardi A Liability, Rangers Need To Give McIlrath A ShotDylan McIlrath had by all measure a very good rookie season, yet he was the odd man out when the Rangers began their first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.
Hartnett: Under Pressure, Rangers' Girardi Elevating His GameSay what you'd like about Dan Girardi's first half, but it wasn't pretty. But season after season, the veteran defenseman finds a way to raise his performance in the second half and get his game on track before the playoffs.
At The Break: Rangers Skating In Place A Bit, And That Must StopThrough 49 games, the Rangers have baffled their fans with maddening swings of inconsistency.
Hartnett: With No Help Coming, Rangers Must Dig Themselves Out Of RutOne step forward, one step back. That's been the story of the post-Thanksgiving Rangers -- a team that has yet to remedy recurring issues nearly halfway through the season.