Thread: Larry Brooks: Rangers to offer Gilroy an extension
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04-19-2011, 10:06 AM
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Why on earth would Sather offer a multi year deal to a player that has been a healthy scratch for a lot of the regular season?

Valentenko would be a better option on the bottom pair next year. He is a shot blocking machine and will add toughness on the blueline. Or get a real offensive defensemen that could help the powerplay, Gilroy is awful.
And if Valentenko comes to camp next year and proves that, then Gilroy will either be in Hartford or traded. What's the problem? Just because we are looking to re-sign Gilroy doesn't mean he's guaranteed a spot on the team. It doesn't mean we won't still be looking for better options. Gilroy is an asset. You can argue his value, but regardless, he is an asset. He knows the system and Torts has enough trust in him to play him in the playoffs over Eminger.

What's the point of just throwing that away for nothing? If we can re-sign him for cheap, he provides additional depth, even if he ends up playing in Hartford. And if we don't need him, we can much more easily trade him because he'll be making less money.

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