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— New York Rangers (@NYRangers) February 9, 2018
The 24-year old was signed to a two-year entry-level contract in August of 2016, and has been one of the Pack’s most reliable players this season. With 6 goals and 26 points in 44 games, he’s fourth in team scoring. His production even earned him an AHL All-Star Game appearance this past January.
John Gilmour is tied for seventh among AHL defensemen in assists (20) and points (26) this season. He won the Fastest Skater title during the AHL All-Star Skills Competition with a time of 13.663 seconds, which was the fourth-fastest time in the event's history. #NYR
— NYR Stats & Info (@NYRStatsInfo) February 9, 2018
With the Blueshirts, Gilmour will join his fellow Wolf Pack teammate Neal Pionk, who was also recalled just yesterday.
- Do we want to put these kids out there with this bummed roster and this coach?
If McD is out, this gives AV a chance to play Holden 60 minutes.purely coincidental on McD.McDonagh’s out today with a UBI
McDonagh out with upper-body injury, which he's had, so Pionk and Gilmour make their NHL debuts.The Rangers have announced that defenseman John Gilmour has been called up from Hartford.
Gilmour, 24, was an AHL all-star this past season and won the fastest skater competition with a time of "13.663 seconds, which is the fourth-fastest time in the event's history." (NYR Press Release)
He has 26 points in 44 games this season and in his two-year AHL career, he has 12 goals and 39 assists in 120 games.
"Prior to beginning his professional career, Gilmour played four seasons of collegiate hockey at Providence College (2012-13 - 2015-16), and he helped Providence win the National Championship in 2014-15." (NYR Press Release)
Sent from my iPad using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by TapatalkIf you're going to suck, at least do it with young guys in the lineup. I'm actually excited to see these guys play tonight.
They'll have to adjust to the speed and talent, but better now than later. Yet, for some of these guys it is not the mistakes they make, but what they flash. Learning from their mistakes is important, but are they growing and improving. Adjusting and producing. Later we can find out if they can be consistent.I'm actually going to enjoy watching these kids grow up! The hell with it...I hope they win this one!! ...even in spite of Mr Softy back there!
— That's always a huge hurdle.
better sooner than later
"Get the keepers more experience for next year."
— I wonder if any of Gilmour and Pionk are "keepers." I really hope so. But these days I have little faith in this org not to skip developing prospects and take the "safe way" mediocre path into next season by bringing in more Kampfer-types. But who knows, maybe even that route has had its day; maybe we'll see a more committed rebuild. But keep some guys who are good to show them the way, and who will still be young enough by the time the team turns around. That is if they even want to stay.
"Get a real jump on evaluations."
One can only hope they really do. It's difficult, because of reason 1 above. They have to adjust to the speed of the game first.
Fun is just one part of the equation. Let's be a little pragmatic and give these older AHL kids some burn up here. See what they got. Help them adjust to the speed of the game. Get the keepers more experience for next year. Get a real jump on evaluations.I don't see it as fun either more of a different kind of clown show with some character changes. I think what this will prove out over time is there's virtually no depth of any quality down there to lean on especially at this time. Is it necessary - yeah, but it's not gonna be fun or pretty. Just a different kind of stink in the air.
Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by TapatalkGilmour can fly, so yes, fun. Better than watching Staal or Kampfer crawl up the ice with walkers.
Sent from my iPhone using Blueshirts Brotherhood mobile app powered by TapatalkIt's fun to watch rookies try to make plays and fuck up a few times along the way.
It's not fun to watch 30 year olds play safe hockey and still fuck up all the time."Fun"?
Theyll look worse than Shattenkirk Smith HoldenDeAngelo, Gilmour, Pionk all in the lineup will be fun to watch, assuming that's what NYR does.
This has to also mean that Holden, at least, is on his way out the door.
Edit: take that back, looking like Staal is going to IR.