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02-28-2011, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Jxmarts View Post
I haven't watched that many games this year. But I guess I put more stock in +/- ratings than most people.

Can someone explain why Gilroy is +5 and Eminger is -7, if Eminger is so much better? They both play the role of 6th D-man, so it probably isn't that one is covering the top lines & the other isn't.
And also this.^

Obviously, Gilroy's game needs further development, but he has one thing you can't teach: great skating speed.

While it's an open question as to whether or not that advantages him normally against other D, those who want to dump him should think twice.

We just traded for McCabe, and supposedly this guy is decent otherwise but can't skate anymore (why his value was so down). If that's true, he should be paired with someone who can haul ass skating backward, just in case.

Of the Ds on the roster, that was MDZ and Gilroy; since MDZ apparently needs the same refresher course Gilroy never really had originally, that leaves only Gilroy.

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