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10-05-2012, 11:32 PM
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Gilroy gets a lot of flack for being soft defensively, which I agree is valid, but signing him for Hartford and the possibly a depth role is nothing but a solid move.

Having Gilroy in HFD gives all parties involved a chance to do what should have been done three years ago, back then the Rangers D wasn't what it is today, and Gilroy seemed to have shown the hockey world his potential. It would not surprise me to see Gilroy as 4A superstar.

There is nothing wrong with having a guy like that, who the organization is familiar with and likes (as a professional), and someone who gets along with the guys in the locker room back on the team.

Kenny Gernander and the boys in HFD have churned out quite a few quality defenders, Gilroy now has a chance to put his skills to use at a slower speed game. I expect him to have the sort of impact that an Andrew Hutchinson once did for HFD, and there's nothing wrong with that.

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