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03-11-2013, 12:10 PM
Kjell Dahlin
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
Reality is that he's been a MUCH better player lately. What I dislike about some people, is that they usually take the last 2-3 games and treat it as if it was the norm. Gionta wasn't as present as he is now. He is doing better. I will still believe he'd be at his place on a 3rd line when all is said and done, meaning with Bourque back.
Next season, I can also picture him on “3rd” (*1):

1. Eller – Plekanec – Bourque
2. Pacioretty – Desharnais - Gallagher
3. Prust – Galchenyuk – Gionta

When I bumped this thread, I was taking a jab at the people who were calling him “useless”, “charlatan”, “buyout candidate”. It was not directed toward the posters who saw flaws in his game: the guy is not perfect. There is only one perfect player on hfboards: Eller!

(*1) On any given night, any of our top 3 lines can act as the #1. Beside the tough minutes line (Plekanec’s), the labels #2 line and #3 line are interchangeable in Montreal. It’s one of our main forces.

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