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Dan Girardi staying with Rangers; Bruins reportedly interested in Chris Phillips 02.28.14 at 5:09 pm ET
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You can cross one name off the list of potential trade deadline options for the Bruins, as the Rangers agreed to a six-year contract extension worth $5.5 million a year with defenseman Dan Girardi.

Girardi, a right shot defenseman who has blocked many a shot in his day, was set to become an unrestricted free agent and would have been a tantalizing option alongside Zdeno Chara on Boston’s top pair, but his new contract means he’s staying put.

Chris Phillips, on the other hand, is reportedly a player the B’s are pursuing, as ESPNBoston.com’s Joe McDonald reported Friday afternoon that the Bruins and Senators have had discussions about the 35-year-old defenseman.

Phillips is also in the last year of his deal, and as a left-shot would seemingly be a good fit to push Matt Bartkowski as the team’s second-pairing left defenseman. McDonald reported that the Senators want “a top prospect and a draft pick” for Phillips, which would be a rather steep price.

Ottawa is three points out of a playoff spot entering Friday night’s games and could also opt to hold onto Phillips. According to TSN, the team and the player are in discussions regarding a new contract.

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24/7 running diary: Ilya Bryzgalov says more crazy things 12.21.11 at 10:07 pm ET
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We’ll see how this goes…

10:01 – In the “previously on…” they show the Bryzgalov “hum-an-gous big” part. If that’s the funniest part of this episode, I still won’t mind.

10:03 –Henrik Lundqvist is in a Foo Fighters cover band? Maybe he and Tuukka Rask can form a goaltending super-group. Rask plays drums, but he’s more of a Metallica guy.

10:04 – John McEnroe as the fun-loving guitarist? This show has jumped the shark 64 minutes in.

10:06 – Dan Girardi’s kid reacted to the news of going to Philadelphia like the video was being sent to Jimmy Kimmel.

10:09 - REO Speedwagon. You betcha.

10:10 - On second thought, it still doesn’t beat last week’s Mac Miller scene.

10:11 - Good to see HBO can still do cool slow motion airport scenes even after Entourage is done. This is straight out of “Sundance Kids.”

10:14 – I’ll say it. I’m disappointed in Tortorella thus far. Sure, anyone can swear, but I thought that he would just… swear more.

10:15 - Laviolette answers the players’ questions on the ice? He doesn’t direct them to Paul Holmgren?

10:16 - Zac Rinaldo being shown pre-Lucic hit from behind.

10:17 – Bryzgalov time. What took so long?

10:18 – This scene of Harry Zolnierczyk asking Bryzgalov at lunch if he thinks he’s the star of the show is straight out of Mean Girls. Next, Regina George is going to ask him if he thinks he’s really pretty.

10:21 – Brandon Prust should be Tyler Seguin’s roommate. Got Boyle up without a problem.

10:23 – There’s the Tortorella we were hoping for. Imagine the Mighty Ducks movies if he played Gordon Bombay.

10:24 – Can that kid who re-did the Miracle speech on YouTube do this Tortorella one?

10:26 - Can that kid who re-did the Miracle speech on YouTube do this Laviolette one? It will help put me to sleep.

10:29 – “Instead we’re killing another FRICKIN’ penalty!” – Peter Laviolette. Or maybe it was Dr. Elliot Reid. Looked like Laviolette. Sounded like Smelliot.

10:35 – Love that they show how good these guys are with the community. Hockey players and coaches always are. Good to get a break from the laughing and swearing and see how down-to-earth they are.

10:37 – Pronger’s on the ice. If you’re not on twitter, you don’t get that joke.

10:38 – “Why so like, PAINFUL? You know, like? I don’t want to be goalie now.” – A Flyers fan needs to show their fanhood by getting a tattoo of that quote.

10:40 – If Bryzgalov asks, “So who is more crazy: Me, or ___?” the answer is always Bryzgalov.

10:46 – Were they taking an x-ray or creating a Wii avatar?

10:46 – Gaborik did not celebrate the 300th goal of his career by suffering the 300th injury of his career.

10:49 – Another slow-motion transportation scene. I smell a spinoff.

10:50 – The UNH grad in me can’t help but wonder why there’s been no JVR this episode, and barely any last week.

10:51 – “Holy f****, boys.” In case the standings don’t suggest other teams are overwhelmed by the Bruins, that does.

10:53 – They’re showing a bloodied Couturier undergoing cognitive testing after getting hit in the head with the puck. That’s why this show is so fascinating.

10:55 – The hit from behind scene was a little underwhelming. Simmonds yelled at him. Was hoping for more than “you hit him from behind.”

10:57 – All in all the footage from the Bruins game was underwhelming. The episode was somewhat lacking. Maybe they can sprinkle in cameos from the How to Make it in America Actors now that they cancelled it. Luis Guzman as a power-skating coach? I smell a spinoff.

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