Also if Reway does pan out, he is at least a couple years away. And I don't understand how you can be worried about their size if they pan out. I don't care about their size, if they play in the NHL after being a late round pick is a great drafting success
Kruger is 'good depth and a solid pk player' but gionta brings jack ****? Being able to play against top lines every game doesn't count for anything anymore, I guess. At least not on this forum.
How does he play against them ? No one counters them anymore. They focus more on the EGG line. Then usually Pacioretty's line, or Gionta's line.
I'd take Kruger, especially if contracts are considered. Hopefully, though not likely, Gionta isn't extended and allowed to walk at season's end. Or even better if he's dealt and we get something for him.