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02-20-2013, 11:54 AM
Kjell Dahlin
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
Don't understand the hate for Gionta. He's not scoring, but he is part of the reason why the team is having success. His defensive game is exceptional. Combined with Plekanec he's the reason why we are doing so well at shutting down opponents. Sure he's way overpaid for a defensive specialist, but he is still an integral part of the team defensive game. There would be a huge hole with him gone right now without an adequate replacement.

I expect to get attacked, but I stand by what I said. I have no problem with Gionta's game right now.
When analysing Gionta’s play, people often overlook the bolded part. Seriously, who, right now, can play against the same level of competition than him? As I already mentioned, maybe Eller but that’s it. Gallagher first needs to learn how to protect himself.

Plus, he will give you 20-30 goals.

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