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03-02-2013, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven View Post
Gionta is paid too much to be "a hard worker" and waste top6 minutes with Perry in the fold. Simple as that.
Okay. First of all, that argument is just plain stupid. You can have both without much problem, and your argument that he would "waste top6 minutes" is just... ******.

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Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven View Post
Yes he's my spacegoat for the year but that doesn't mean that his caphit will be manageable with 7-8m added on by Perry.
It's SCAPEGOAT. Repeat and spellcheck: SCAPEGOAT.

Also, we have more than enough cap space to accomodate a 8-9m Perry next season with Gionta in the lineup. We just have to NO sign Gionta in 2014 summer when his contract expires.

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Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven View Post
Gionta doesn't bring nearly enough anything to be on the roster in a top6 role, and he'll be overpaid by at least 2m if he's playing 3rd line minutes.
Who cares that he is an "overpaid 3rd liner"? The more depth the better. Gionta is not producing in our current Top6, but he is hardly a liability to this team and helps Plek shutdown top opposition.

All of this hasn't anything to do with the capacity to sign Perry.

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Originally Posted by WhiskeySeven View Post
Bourque - Pleks - Perry
Patches - Galchenyuk - Gallagher

leaves no room for Brain "work ethic" Gionta. Then there's Eller and Desharnais knocking at the door, and Desharnais has a tendency to only work with Pacioretty so that leaves:

Bourque - Pleks - Perry
Patches - Desharnais - xXxXxX
xXxXxX - Galchenyuk - Gallagher

And you can't have Gionta play next to DD OR Gallagher for any extended period of time because they'd get wrecked eventually so that kinda forces your hand into:

Patches - Desharnais - Perry
Bourque - Pleks - Gionta
xXxXxX - Galchenyuk - Gallagher

Even though the DD line will get run over defensively, the Pleks line will struggle offensively and the Gallys will deserve more icetime... leading to a demotion:

Patches - Desharnais - Perry
Bourque - Galchenyuk - Gallagher
Moen - Pleks - Gionta

Would you spend ~12M on the 3rd line, when your first line can't handle any defensive duties and your second line is green as hell? No.

Gionta doesn't fit.
All of these lines are just pulled right out of your ass and hardly make your argument. It doesn't change the fact that Gionta hasn't proved to be a liability in our Top 6 line, even if he isn't producing. Adding Perry to the Team would knock him down the Depth chart, which is all the better.

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