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07-03-2013, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by HiggsBozon View Post
For all the "good defensive play" from Gionta in his years with the Habs, Briere and his "pathetic two-way game" still led the Flyers to many more playoffs wins Gionta has ever done.

We have PLENTY of players who are goodwithout the puck, and not enough who actually know what to do with it, OR how to retrieve it.

Gionta has prevented about twice as many goals for as goals against with his stupid slappers 50 feet away from the net when there was a breakout.
Do you understand that players do not play in bubbles, and inserting Briere here and replacing Gionta with him would result in a net negative if you examine the metrics? Briere was much, much, much better surrounded during his playoff heroics in Philly than he would be here.

Context is everything, and you are conveniently ignoring it.

Originally Posted by overlords View Post
Well thank you, sir.
Quite welcome, good sir.

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