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02-20-2013, 06:19 PM
Kjell Dahlin
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
Okay so let's just believe that Gionta has a fantastic defensive game (which isn't true, keeps losing tons of battles along the board but anyway...let's pretend...), he shouldn't be a top 6 of a top team in the conference. If so, it does mean that we are not a top team and we're about to know it. Put him on a 3rd instead...or even a 4th as I keep saying. Geez, start making him a PK specialist if you want. But doesn't deserve ANY time on the PP. And not top 6 minutes whatsoever. And let him impress us with his GREAT defensive game. But until he plays like that, he's hurting us and will be for the future. Still 1 more year after that.
Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven View Post
He's playing more like a 1m dollar Armstrong than a 5m scoring winger with a NTC and a big C emblazoned on his chest.

Yes, he's playing like a charlatan. At least Cole can skate fast, draw penalties and ********* crash the net what does Gionta bring to the table tomorrow other than holding back Pleks-Bourque?

I've watched every game this season - he's been downright awful.
Gionta brings a sound two ways play, no one can replace him on first and face the same quality of competition (maybe Eller but that’s it) and he scored the same amount of goals than Pacioretty and Eller... combined.

The last part (same amount of goals than Max and Lars) somewhat is a moot point because, among other things, the sample is small but so are both of your posts. Just for the record: are you both saying that this team would be better without Gionta? Who should take his place?

I like Plekanec's line: all vets and all business. I also like the fact that Plekanec is finally playing with regular wingers. And I really think Gionta, just like Hamrlik before, has become our most underrated player.

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