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RangerBoy 10-05-2012 03:37 PM

Matt Gilroy signs AHL contract w/Whale then Rangers?
 
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Matt Gilroy has signed AHL contract with Whale. Prodigal free agent D presumably will sign with Rangers when lockout ends.
https://twitter.com/NYP_Brooksie/sta...03988458082304

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No, Gilroy signing by Whale is not a message to the unsigned Del Zotto
https://twitter.com/NYP_Brooksie/sta...04315659923456

Fanned On It 10-05-2012 03:40 PM

Whaaaat?

Thirty One 10-05-2012 03:41 PM

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Prodigal free agent D presumably will sign with Rangers when lockout ends.
And why would we presume that?

Jabroni 10-05-2012 03:44 PM

Wow. Didn't see that one coming.

Fanned On It 10-05-2012 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by -31- (Post 54788497)
And why would we presume that?

I guess because he's signed with our AHL affiliate? I know it doesn't mean that he will 100% sign with the Rangers but I guess it makes for a strong possibility and shows that he WANTS to play here.

Ih8theislanders 10-05-2012 03:48 PM

http://i49.tinypic.com/r25e93.jpg



Will probably be a decent AHL player, but if he's on the NHL roster...

BrooklynRangersFan 10-05-2012 03:49 PM

Well, righthanded, experienced, knows the clubhouse and the coaching staff, likely cheap...

By no means is he a longterm answer, but we all knew our bottom pair was the team's one big weakness. Certainly not a bad thing to have him as a depth option.

I Eat Crow 10-05-2012 03:50 PM

We could do worse to shore up the bottom pairing. He's 10 times better than Sad Stu at least.

senorchang 10-05-2012 03:52 PM

Hes very good in NHL 13 so take solace in that I guess :D

Thirty One 10-05-2012 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Fanned On It (Post 54788683)
I guess because he's signed with our AHL affiliate? I know it doesn't mean that he will 100% sign with the Rangers but I guess it makes for a strong possibility and shows that he WANTS to play here.

Seems like a big leap to me.

HeaveHo94 10-05-2012 03:54 PM

time 2 dust off that gilroy jersey

Fanned On It 10-05-2012 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Ih8theislanders (Post 54788697)
http://i49.tinypic.com/r25e93.jpg



Will probably be a decent AHL player, but if he's on the NHL roster...

Is he not better than Stu Bickel? I'd rather have Gilroy in the lineup to be honest... at least he can skate better than Stu. Obviously Ottawa played him so he must have SOME NHL talent. It's kind of odd that the Rangers would even consider bringing him back, though.

NYR Viper 10-05-2012 03:55 PM

I like the signing. He is this years Woywitka. We all saw how quickly defensive depth comes in handy. With McIlrath hurt, they need another d-man. Torts likes him. His teammates liked him. Good signing.

M Gaz 10-05-2012 03:58 PM

I'm okay with this. I think he's better than Eminger anyway. Plus he's a Long Island guy.

mschmidt64 10-05-2012 04:01 PM

I think he's solid as a 6/7 Dman. Wasn't he seeing time with the Senators against the Rangers last playoffs?

Absolutely a better option than Woywitka or Bickel, right?

Callagraves 10-05-2012 04:01 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Oh My God! I LOVE THIS!!!!


I mean, I'm not really a Gilly fan, but this is ****ING HILARIOUS!!!

ColonialsHockey10 10-05-2012 04:20 PM

Good signing.

Thordic 10-05-2012 04:21 PM

Welcome back Matt

bobbop 10-05-2012 04:25 PM

For what it is, it's fine.

silverfish 10-05-2012 04:25 PM

Depth never hurts.

Bleed Ranger Blue 10-05-2012 04:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Fanned On It (Post 54788831)
Is he not better than Stu Bickel? I'd rather have Gilroy in the lineup to be honest... at least he can skate better than Stu. Obviously Ottawa played him so he must have SOME NHL talent. It's kind of odd that the Rangers would even consider bringing him back, though.

Other than being 2 below average NHL players, they have nearly nothing in common.

At least Stu will drop the gloves.

HatTrick Swayze 10-05-2012 04:33 PM

I would take Bickel over Gilroy any day.

The Perfect Paradox 10-05-2012 04:47 PM

At first I was thinking "Oh god, no." But with Sauer presumed as out at the beginning of the season, (if there ever will be a start) Gilroy is a much better option than Bickel.

Low risk signing with a potential reward, hard to complain.

nyr2k2 10-05-2012 04:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Ih8theislanders (Post 54788697)
Will probably be a decent AHL player, but if he's on the NHL roster...

Decent AHL player? He was a decent NHL player. Not great, but certainly not horrendous. I'm no fan of his, but he's okay for depth purposes and is better overall than Bickel.

rangers1314 10-05-2012 04:49 PM

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Originally Posted by HatTrick Swayze (Post 54789713)
I would take Bickel over Gilroy any day.

I second that


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