Is Gilroy a Disappointment?
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01-03-2010, 08:35 PM
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Marc Staal / Del Zotto / Dan Girardi haven't had to be sent back to the minors/juniors. Gilroy has had to. I think that says it all in terms of him needing to fulfill the expectations given to him by coaching staff.
No one who thinks Gilroy is a disappointment is saying necessarily that he's a bust or that the contract given to him is bad. All we are saying is given the scope of his role on this team by the organization in this year alone, it'd be hard to say he's been cutting it.
No, not really.
And if MDZ could be sent down to Juniors and then brought back up again this year, he would've already been sent down the same way Gilroy was.
The same can probably be said for Staal in his first year.
Juniors Vs. the AHL is so different in terms of how you handle a player. The decision was made to keep MDZ up for the entire year barring his playing dropping off to a very unbearable level. Despite his statistics taking a huge blow, his play hasn't become bad enough at all to justify sending him back to his juniors team for the entire season.
Girardi didn't return to the AHL, partly because his first season with the Rangers started past the halfway point of the 06-07 season and he stuck.
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