Gilroy is a class-act. I wish him NOTHING but the best. I hope if we dont win the Stanley Cup, that the Lightning does and Gilroy is on the roster during the playoffs.
He is a super nice guy. It just didnt work out here for him
ditto....had high hopes when he was hyped coming into the league....still remember his preseason skating, shooting, moves and such.....was hoping for a Leetch-lite type of offensive defenseman.......guess Poti-caliber players don't just grow on trees...
PLAYER POS AGE STATUS 2010-11 TEAM NEW TEAM YEARS DOLLARS SIGNED
Nolan Baumgartner D 35 Signed Vancouver Vancouver July 2, 2011
Anthony Stewart RW 26 Signed Winnipeg Carolina 2 $1,800,000 July 2, 2011
Justin Soryal LW 24 Signed NY Rangers Carolina 1 July 2, 2011
Matt Gilroy D 1 Signed NY Rangers Tampa Bay 1 July 2, 2011
Wouldn't have minded Gilroy back at 1 million for 1 year one bit...makes me wonder what Sather's offer was. I had a friend who knew Gilroy's cousin, said Gilroy and Torts never really got along well. Wouldn't be surprised.
Wish him the best, but I'm not sad to see him go. Even though he was making some progress at the end of last season, he really wasn't all that good. That plus with the depth that the Rangers have on D, there's just no room for him.