What about Gionta?
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03-12-2013, 01:58 PM
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I like Gionta, but if we can get an ok return then by all means, it's time to let him go. We hear he is a great leader and he will be tough to replace in the locker room, but we heard that about Gomer too.... Although theyre on different levels, The biggest reason I see in keeping Gionta is to teach Gallagher about being a small guy in the bigs. If the value is close to Gionta, trade him, if he's worth more to us than we can get, keep him
I don't see any logic in that.
Everything isn't about getting value back. At some point you need to build a culture of hard work, commitment and winning. You don't do that by dumping all your veterans because they are getting older and a bit overpaid.
Gomez was liked in the room but his play was so crappy the last 2 years that moving him had no negative effect. He was going to make 7+ mil cap hit playing 4th line.
I see MB letting Gionta play out his contract here, no way he thinks twice of moving him unless the team ***** the bed next year. He may or may not be re-signed for 14-15.
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