Vote Dan Girardi For The Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award

Apr 8, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers Defensemen Dan Girardi (5) during the pre game warm up prior to a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Voting has opened for the Steven McDonald Extra Effort award and I have already texted in my vote for Dan Girardi. I advise you to do the same but feel free to vote for whoever you want. No pressure.

A lot of people this year are going with Derek Stepan as their vote which is understandable. I get that. Stepan’s having a very good season and he deserves something for his efforts. I just think it’s Girardi’s time. He’s been on the team for 7 years now, rarely misses a game, and plays hard every single night. He was also an All-Star last season. Not to mention, Girardi more closely resembles Steven McDonald winners of the past like Callahan, Prust, Dubinsky, Ortmeyer, and Graves among others unlike Stepan. I also know Callahan will get quite a few votes, but he’s won it 3 times. Gotta switch it up a bit.

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