Read: Has Dan Girardi Been Typecast?

Dan Girardi Broadway HatIn the NY Post, Larry Brooks writes that Dan Girardi may be typecast in the eyes of many, including Team Canada decision makers, as someone who stands in one place on the ice and blocks shots and wouldn’t be mobile enough to play on the larger ice surface.

Brooks notes that people may see Girardi as a product of John Tortorella’s defensive system.

He notes that Girardi will have a few months to show that he can do more than just block shots and make a run at a spot on Team Canada before the final roster is decided.

The Hockey News describes Girardi as a “big-minute shutdown defenseman.”

Girardi has been considered one of the top snubs for players who didn’t get invited to Team Canada’s orientation camp.