Thread: Prospect Info: Matt Gilroy Q&A
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07-10-2009, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyBasedNYC View Post
I've counted SEVERAL posts with him in the top 6 thread. A majority in fact.
That's my point. I've never seen anything like it (THAT which you point out). A prospect who would otherwise have virtually no chance of making the team is automatically penciled in by most fans. It can only be because of the money. Because he isn't that type of talent. If he wasn't signed to that money, he would have slim to no chance of making the team out of training camp. It's virtually impossible for somebody of his talent level with so little applicable experience. His age is irrelevant. He may have life experience. And real world maturity helps even in the NHL. But it's nothing when you're talking about a lack of professional experience (be it international or in the NHL). I would be a bit shocked (pleasantly so) if he actually earned a roster spot.

Then again, at this point it seems there are at least two spots for a rookie. I doubt it will remain that way. But under those circumstances, I guess he has a better shot at it.

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