Recognition that Gionta's maybe more than a 4th liner after all?
I'm not feelin' it. He has his games, and tonight he played well in the third but he was a turd in the second. (incidentally: my stream was off for every single one of the goals he created, and I missed his two goal game earlier on this year too too) but he's definitely overpaid and kinda useless in Therrien's system.
And this is what I'm talking about when mentioning how he's become a bit overated. I don't want to sound like I'm hating on Prust, but the way you guys are talking it's as if he should be nominated for the Hart trophy. His impact is NOT that great. We can survive his loss.
I don't overestimate him. You underestimate him.
What he does is huge for this team. There's nobody else who can do it. You'll notice it sooner than later.
We will be ok without him for a little while, but we will really miss him against tough teams. But hey, some people dislike toughness, only skill matter to them.
Prust is pretty much the ultimate team player and if we lose him long term it makes sense to be upset. But we survived three weeks without Pacioretty, who is more important than Prust. We can live without him if we must.