New York Rangers: Gilroy Move Makes Little Sense

December 10th, 2009 by Kevin McRae Leave a reply »
In a somewhat baffling move, the New York Rangers have demoted 25-year old rookie defenseman Matt Gilroy to Hartford of the AHL.  Gilroy, who signed a two-year deal with the Rangers last April, is a stunning casualty in what appears to be a larger roster shakeup.

Many have proposed already that this is the precursor to a major move aimed a shoring up the Rangers non-existent secondary scoring. Plenty of names have been mentioned from the attainable (Nathan Horton, Pavol Demitra) to the pipe dreams (some guy named Vinny from Tampa?). But even if that's the case, this move makes little sense.

John Tortorella often talks about holding his team accountable for their play. Nowhere was that more visible than after last night's heart-wrenching loss in Chicago during the post game presser. Torts called out virtually his entire team short of Henrik Lundqvist going as far as to say he was the only player who showed up last night. 

While I generally don't have a problem with calling out your team, or holding them accountable, I do have a problem when the wrong guys are held accountable. Gilroy has been nothing if not solid all season long. Has he made ...

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