ALBANY -- His teammates placed a customized miniature hockey stick on the bench in front of Brian Gionta's stall Thursday morning when the 5-foot-7 forward came off the ice after practice at Pepsi Arena.
Gionta just smiled and then informed his mates that they made a mistake in the direction of the blade. "I'm a righty," said the Rochester-born winger who played in his first two games last weekend for the Rats after signing a post-NHL lockout contract to play in Albany the remainder of the season.
Ice chips: Thursday's practice included a rare scuffle between teammates Aleksander Suglobov and Matt DeMarchi that had to be broken up by players and Ftorek....
I actually saw a Rats game yesterday against the Amerks! I taped it on my PVR system, so I don't actually know what happened yet, all I saw was 0-0 after the first......thank goodness for the NHL network!
Ah ****, stupid NHL network showing a game that's a week old! The Rats lost that one 5-3 oh well, I still have a rats game that I can analyze.
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Reason: Cause Im a big dumb dumb