Found October 06, 2012 on
The 6th Sens:
17 days after we speculated Turris may have trouble attracting offers from European clubs...comes this news:
The good boys at hockeysverige.se report that #Sens Kyle Turris has signed with Kärpät Oulu of the Finnish league.
— Szymon Szemberg (@Sz1909_Szemberg) October 6, 2012
I know literally nothing about Kärpät Oulu but the Finnish league is a solid level of competition, and there are certainly lesser situations he could have settled for (sorry EHC Wolfsburg Grizzly Adams). A quick scan of the roster shows they have two locked out NHLers in Jussi Jokinen and Jason Demers on the team at present.
After being used sparingly in Phoenix, followed by a contract dispute which cost him games last year; the most important thing for Turris and his development is that he play minutes - the more the better. This would seem to be a good fit, hopefully he can get some time on the powerplay as well, something he hasn't done much of at the NHL level. No word on wheth...
BEST OF MAXIM
According to Rangers beat writer Steve Zipay, Matt Gilroy is returning to the organization...sort of.
LongIsland native----and former Ranger defenseman---Matt Gilroy has agreed to deal with AHL Whale
— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) October 5, 2012
Gilroy is an unrestricted free agent, so whether he is simply coming closer to home during the lockout or whether...
LongIsland native----and former Ranger defenseman---Matt Gilroy has agreed to deal with AHL Whale— Steve Zipay (@stevezipay) October 5, 2012
...can you say insurance if the Rangers can't re-sign Del Zotto?
...while Gilroy wasn't terrible during his time with the Rangers, actually, one could argue he was their best defenseman against the Capitals in playoffs back...
HARTFORD, October 7, 2012: Connecticut Whale general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the team has agreed to terms with defenseman Matt Gilroy on an American Hockey League contract. Gilroy, who was the 2008-09 Hobey Baker Award winner as a senior at Boston University, has skated in 194 NHL games during his three years as a pro, with the New York Rangers, Tampa Bay Lightning...
Welcome back Matt Gilroy to the New York Rangers organization. Recognizing that they are (very) thin on defense, CT GM Jim Schoenfeld turned to a familiar face by signing the former Ranger defenseman (per Larry Brooks).
Matt Gilroy has signed AHL contract with Whale. Prodigal free agent D presumably will sign with Rangers when lockout ends.
What Brooks adds there is an interesting...
A little late on this since the interview was conducted on Wednesday but **** it, it's the lockout *******!
As always, you can listen to the actual interview via the Team 1200's Facebook page.
My comments will be in bold.
Q: Do you have the whole staff and all the scouts down in Bingo?
A: No, just a couple of guys. Pierre, obviously and Randy...