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08-24-2011, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by JimmyDarmody View Post
For half the season he was. He wasn't scoring and had a laughably low shooting percentage. As terrible as Scott was/is, it's not like he could will Gionta's shots into the net. I also didn't say he was useless in all 3 zones, just that offensively if he isn't potting goals then he's not worth much.

Disagree, The second Martin took Gionta off Gomez line and put him with Cammy and Pleks he was on fire. Something like 10 pts in 6 games. Yes, there was a period where he was snake bitten but he was not horrible, He still went to the front of the net and would dig pucks out of the corners. His Shooting percentage is deceiving. A lot of Gionta's shots were being taken from the perimeter. 2 things had to do with it, One, Gomez was god awful last year. Never drove the net and became predictable So Gionta received the majority of the passes outside the hashmarks. Reason 2 was they usually had a plugger on the other wing, which limited Gomez options to only gionta in the offensive zone.

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