Thread: Larry Brooks: Rangers to offer Gilroy an extension
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04-19-2011, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by GAGLine View Post
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.
Completely agree. If he signs for a low enough number, making him more moveable if that scenario plays, why give up an asset for minimal cost and a contract spot only?

You can't teach speed, and I think his north south speed is better than rated by detractors on this post, and his lateral skating is excellent. His offensive game needs a lot of work, but it's not part of the problem; the Fs aren't scoring, that's the problem!.
The guy does have to hit the weight room this summer, he is a cream puff, but as noted he was supposed to be a rushing offensive D man, and he is without the great shot a more complete player has but until we get that more complete player, he fills that void.

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