The Lars Eller Thread - Coffee Shop Edition
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02-21-2013, 04:46 PM
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BS. You're adjusting the facts to your beliefs. Try actually watching the games. Gio is playing well after a slow start.
People on here are so obsessed bout age and cap hit taht it completely skews their objectivity.
Gionta is playing well in facets of the game, yes.
He, as always, is working hard and playing a high-effort game. Yes.
but his play with the puck, his decision making and his shooting choices/execution have all been below what you'd expect from a top-6 winger, regardless of salary.
that he's our highest paid winger makes all of that tougher to digest.
as long as the team is winning, who cares I suppose.
but if doesn't turn his game around then two things need to happen... he needs to see his PP time slashed (he's currently our highest played forward on the PP) & MB needs to find out what kind of market there is for his services.
That he brings those other, positive, elements to the table makes him serviceable even at the high cap hit, unlike his former Devils mate. But with our other big-ticket winger also struggling, something's gotta give... 9.5M$ for two guys playing bottom-6 offensive hockey is not a good recipe for success, especially with the cap reduction next year.
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