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04-14-2013, 01:57 PM
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He's become the buttend of a joke. Every game he makes the same bad plays, sometimes he gets lucky and it bounces off someone's ass and in the net - oftentimes not.

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04-14-2013, 02:46 PM
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Gionta is on the list of players that "gotta go":


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Travis Moen
David Deharnais
Colby Armstrong
Thomas Kaberle

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04-14-2013, 02:51 PM
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Gionta is on the list of players that "gotta go":


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Brian Gionta
Travis Moen
David Deharnais
Colby Armstrong
Thomas Kaberle
And a boat load of bad contracts...

Gionta
Moen
DD
Kaberle

Good luck with us finding anyone to take any of them...

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04-14-2013, 02:51 PM
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He can play defence and be an asset because of that in tight playoff games, but his usage is disgusting. He can't complete plays, and he can't generate offence like he once did. It doesn't matter if he wears the C, he can play in the bottom 6 and still lead with his work ethic. Get him off the PP, get him off the top6 and let our more skilled, talented players carry the load offensively. It only makes sense.

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04-14-2013, 02:54 PM
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And a boat load of bad contracts...

Gionta
Moen
DD
Kaberle

Good luck with us finding anyone to take any of them...
Gio is almost done in MTL, if we can't trade him it won't be long until we're rid of him anyway.

Moen and DD have value but DD was just signed he won't be traded soon and Moen seems like an MT favourite. I'm also waiting to see how he is in the playoffs before I jump on the trade moen wagon.

Kaberle will be bought out.

It's not that bad.

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04-14-2013, 03:01 PM
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He can play defence and be an asset because of that in tight playoff games, but his usage is disgusting. He can't complete plays, and he can't generate offence like he once did. It doesn't matter if he wears the C, he can play in the bottom 6 and still lead with his work ethic. Get him off the PP, get him off the top6 and let our more skilled, talented players carry the load offensively. It only makes sense.
It's embarassing that our god damn captain is so ineffective. Even his biggest supporter can't say that Gionta is "snakebit" - this is just who Gionta is as a player and that's why I hate his contract and his captaincy.

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04-14-2013, 03:27 PM
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Gionta is awesome.
Yes, he is.

He's also a warrior, and come playoff time, we will need plenty of that.

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04-14-2013, 03:28 PM
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It's embarassing that our god damn captain is so ineffective. Even his biggest supporter can't say that Gionta is "snakebit" - this is just who Gionta is as a player and that's why I hate his contract and his captaincy.
You don't need to be the best player on the ice to be a captain. I don't understand this association at all. This isn't NHL 13 where the captain is usually automatically assigned to the highest overall player.

Gionta is the hardest working player on the ice and he's still productive, albeit less than he used to be. You're making him out to be Ethan Moreau or Craig Rivet, which is so completely wrong.

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04-14-2013, 03:35 PM
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I can't handle another season of him.

I would eat half of his salary if someone would take him for a 3rd round pick.

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04-14-2013, 03:36 PM
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Yes, he is.

He's also a warrior, and come playoff time, we will need plenty of that.
Yes we do. Too bad there's only one Brian Gionta.

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04-14-2013, 03:51 PM
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I think he's gritty, battles, and is the perfect addition to a 3rd-4th line.

It's not his fault Therrien is misusing him.

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04-14-2013, 05:08 PM
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We can't have Gio and Gallagher as the two net front presence guys on the PP..

we need a big body to replace Gio in that spot.

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04-14-2013, 05:54 PM
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Gionta goes to the dirty areas as much as anybody on the team. He scores most of his goals from 10-20 feet out and is fearless to go in the coners with bigger/stronger players. Not sure what player you've been watching
My thoughts exactly.

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Id rather have AK.
Wait... you're serious?


I guess people must be tired of crapping on Desharnais, they now need to do the same on Gionta. Aaaahhh Habs' fans... never change.

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04-14-2013, 07:18 PM
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With the Devils, I feared him when he had the puck in the O zone.

With the habs, I'm laughing everytime.
lol so true. i still remember gionta with the devils, he was one of those quiet habs-killers.

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04-14-2013, 07:27 PM
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I gave him a free pass for a very long time this season, but then I started noticing that he went from the most clutch guy on our team outside Cammy 3 years ago, to a guy who will skate his ass back on the backcheck after having accomplished nothing in the O zone. He used to go to the front of the net and still does, but can't stand up. He can't withstand the beatings anymore, can't get the tips, can't slap them in (seriously, there was a time when his slapshots went in), can't nudge them in, loses all his board battles. The only thing he is good at now is keeping up with pleks speed. He makes the worst passes (horrible stickhandling and just weak on every play) and everything seems out of his reach these days.

I hate it cuz I am/was a huge Gionta fan and I also think he's a playoff performer. Before the Boston series in 2011, I ordered a Gio jersey that FedEx lost so I had to drive 100km and back a few hours before game 1 just to get it in time. The gio that we see today is not the one who earned the C. I'm sure he's a great captain, but he earned it by being one of the best players (if not the best) on the ice. He is farrrrr from that now. Hope he finds himself again.

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04-14-2013, 07:28 PM
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I personally thing he doesn't bring enough to the team. And as I've said before in another thread on here, we should trade him while he still has "some" value.

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me too for sure. cheaper, bigger, hits hard.
gionta, small and soft and doesn't produce
What a ****ing joke of a post. You should embarrassed if you actually believe a word of anything you just said there.

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04-14-2013, 07:29 PM
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We can't have Gio and Gallagher as the two net front presence guys on the PP..

we need a big body to replace Gio in that spot.
If you did a poll of Eller vs Gio for that spot...it would be grossly lopsided.

I do not understand MT's reasoning. Goes against all his mantras and philosophies which are looking like a bunch of bull. I agree, can't really replace him 5 on 5, but the PP...atrocious.

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04-14-2013, 07:35 PM
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Gionta is on the list of players that "gotta go":


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Travis Moen
David Deharnais
Colby Armstrong
Thomas Kaberle
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04-14-2013, 07:41 PM
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Gionta has been ok this year and all. I certainly want to keep him around. But if I had to nitpick anything, I guess I'd say that the way some of our young players have come on, I'm not sold on Gionta getting 18+ minutes per night or the top PP assignments. I'd still give him good ice and PP time... but just maybe phase him back in the rotation gradually. Maybe that's already sort of happening. And obviously you couldn't have done it out of the gate, not knowing how some of the other players were going to emerge. But now... I don't think he's better than some guys who get less ice. No biggie, though.
there is nothing wrong with Gio , except one thing

HE MAKES 5 FRICKEN MILLION DOLLARS

he is a third liner making near front line money , and like I said from day one , a stupid signing , nice player , good guy but grossly overpaid

I dont care if he was a UFA , or if a bidding war came up or if this is the market price in free agency , when you pay this kind of money to 40-50 point players you will get burned at some point , luckily he has one year left

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04-14-2013, 08:18 PM
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Every Habs' captain have to suffer on this board. Why hate him? He is not as clutch as he once was and not as quick in the slot but AK instead????? At first, I tought it was ironic but it seems that some guys here think of it seriously. Gionta lives what Koivu did before he went to Anaheim. And now Saku is the second line center of one of the best team in the NHL. And I don't get it, why is it impossible to win with Gionta, Gallagher and Desharnais on the team? We outplayed many though teams. Gionta is still a pretty good winger who fits well with Plekanec. Anyway, all that matters is the playoffs. That's the time when we'll see if we're lacking size and grit. And I better like seeing Gionta and Gallagher in front of the net than Eller, Bourque and even Patch because our little guys are quicker to put the rebounds in the net. And maybe in 4-5 years, Gallagher won't work as hard as right now in front of the net during regular season. We will have to judge him during the playoffs.

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I can't handle another season of him.

I would eat half of his salary if someone would take him for a 3rd round pick.
He is becoming less effective with each season and it was one of the reasons I didn't like the contract that Gainey gave to him. I am not disappointed with his contribution this year but it doesn't WOW me either. For those two reasons (the big contract and the lack of wow) I would also be tempted to eat some of his salary if we could could a decent pick or a mid-level prospect in return.

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Thing is, if you asked people in the first year he was here if he earned the 5m (over Kovy who ended up fizzling out), most people would have said yes. He was the most popular player, even above Cammy, in terms of defining what kind of players we were bringing in. A few years later, he's dropped off. It happens. But don't forget that this is how you get players through FA and in the grand scheme, even though I'm pissed as hell with him right now, I'm glad everything happened the way it did. Bergy is not at all worried about that contract - he can manage it. It's Therrien who has to learn what to do with a player who is actually very valuable, just not in the same ways anymore.

The other factor is playoff Gionta. Again, like Price, we'll have to wait and see what happens.

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