Thread: Larry Brooks: Rangers to offer Gilroy an extension
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04-19-2011, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Fitzy Duke of NY View Post
Not particularly.

I'm just thinking how much better off Lundqvist would be with someone like a Valentenko or Erskine as his 6th defenseman.

If Gilly isn't going to play physical, score or be a noticeable positional defenseman at age 27, I see no reason why not to move on to a new project. Certainly losing him isn't going to cripple this club.
While I agree it won't cripple the club, the rest of our prospects (save MDZ) on defense don't seem to project well in terms of powerplay production.

Perhaps the hope is to groom Gilroy to be MDZ's partner on the PP. Girardi and Staal on the other unit.

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