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02-21-2013, 11:50 AM
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HCH
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Originally Posted by Carey Price View Post
You have to cut the guy some slack in terms of the stats.

1-he is playing against the toughest opponents on the team
2-he hadn't played a game in over a year
3-he didn't get any games in Europe like some and no preseason
4-his stats are not far off what they should be...what I would normally expect is about 3 more goals, his assists are about on par. So let's start threads about a guy needing to be out of the top 6 despite working his tail off, being a great leader/example and being good defensively because he is 3 goals off what he should be coming off a 1 year layoff with no preseason...brilliant!
I think it is time to put the one-year layoff reason to bed. We are now 15 games and almost two months into the season. I am with Whitesnake on this one. Gionta is not a bad player but he's not the player he was five years ago either. As far as the stats go, I haven't been looking at them... I have been watching his play and I think it has slipped. The best thing that could happen is for him to prove me wrong.

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