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07-19-2011, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by mullichicken25 View Post
i disagree with your assesment of how the coaching staff handled him

i dont think he was scratched becuase he wasn't performing, i think it was because the team was hurting for goals and the coaching staff felt like it couldnt keep Gilroy's offensive potential out of the lineup

With the surprisingly solid performance of the McD-Sauer pairing, Emminger became the odd man out. However, i dont belive this was an indictment of the coaches confidence in him as a defenseman. One example to the contrary is when staal was injured Eminger started seeing 20+ minutes a night and after performing admirably, was praised publically by the coaching staff.
I think it was pretty evident that Gilroy's offense was just that -- potential.

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