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08-14-2009, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfgaze View Post
Why do we need him? The only reason we didn't find a replacement for him is because no one will take on his contract.... Contribution wise, he could be easily replaced... Call me crazy without having seen him play but I have a strong hunch that Gilroy will outplay Redden the latter part of this season....
So Marc Staal with almost two seasons under his belt and Girardi with 2 seasons and two post seasons under his belt, couldn't handle top pair minutes down the stretch or in the playoffs. And the Rangers basically had to be saved by Redden and Rozy. But Gilroy, who would have almost no chance of making this team if it wasn't for his salary, is going to outplay a vet D-man who has been logging big minutes for the past decade.

Redden had a pretty crappy season at times. Most other times he was just average. But down the stretch, it was proven quite definitively that if Redden and Rozy are replaced by anything other than legit top pair guys, this team will not make the playoffs at all.

Gilroy replaces Redden? Only on HFBoards.

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