Rangers’ Matt Gilroy Sent to Hartford: Torts Makes Statement with Wrong Player

December 10th, 2009 by Rob Cristino Leave a reply »
New York Rangers head coach John Tortorella has been known around the NHL as a bold coach with a fiery temper and an immense passion for the game. He is also known as a coach who holds players accountable for their actions and overall play.

This is the same coach that arrived in Tampa Bay in the 2000-01 season and stripped the captaincy away from star Vincent Lecavalier and later had even benched Lecavalier for a poor defensive performance.

Everyone knows Tortorella isn’t afraid to bench a player or two in order to make a statement, but where has this accountability been with the mess that is the Rangers?

Instead of making an example out of one of the many struggling/inconsistent veteran players on the team, Torts has chosen to make a statement with rookie defenseman Matt Gilroy by sending the former Hobey Baker award winner down to the Hartford Wolf Pack.

Gilroy's recent play seems to be the factor in Torts' decision, especially after Gilroy’s poor performance during Wednesday night’s overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. He was on the ice during both of the Blackhawks' goals.

While Gilroy certainly hasn't been at his best and ...

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