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07-03-2013, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Habsawce View Post
Ole wrist shot from the outside and can't win a puck battle on the boards Gionta? Same guy?

I'm not saying Briere is any better, but lets call a spade a spade, Gionta is nearly done and with another bicep tear I'd be shocked if he does much of anything next year.
People need to start separating their perception of how a player appears to play from how effective he actually is. You can say that gionta takes a ton of stupid shots from all over, but he does so and is still a much more valuable player than Briere is. He still produces against higher competition than Briere has faced in ages.

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Originally Posted by HiggsBozon View Post
Yes, he absolutely IS better than Gionta.

Gionta is supposed to be a character guy who stands up in important games and in the playoffs. He absolutely didn't for the last two years.

Briere actually stands up whenever the game is on the line. I'd take him before Gionta 10 times out of 10. Hell, if we could just take the contract off, and give the remaining year at 5M to Briere instead of Gionta, I'd do it.
And we'd be a far worse team for it. Congrats.

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