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01-17-2014, 11:02 PM
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LOVE THE GUY, but we need to move on. There's no way MB is blind to the fact that we're far too small. Gionta is 5'7 and a UFA.... he's the easiest way to start getting bigger. DD is harder to move and unless we find a suitor for Briere, he'll probably be here for 1 more year.

It's simple, build around the following:

Pacioretty - Plekanec - XXXXX

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Prust - Eller - XXXXX

Moen - Bournival - XXXXX


Gorges - Subban

Markov - XXXXX

Emelin - XXXXX

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01-17-2014, 11:31 PM
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I wouldn't mind him as a 3rd line defensive winger for 2,5m/y if Brière or Desharnais wouldn't be on the team.

So, no.
ditto

Gio can't be in our top 6 if he's coming back then one has to ask if his leadership is worth having a small 'ok' defensive winger still making some decent coin in the lineup vs a guy like Bournival or Leblanc

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01-18-2014, 01:01 AM
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We need to move on...
I agree with Mr. Gustavo Fring here..

Gionta needs to go. Or else I'd rather have Cammalleri back.

Patches Pleks Cammy

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01-18-2014, 03:18 AM
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Hit the road, Gio, and don't you come back no more, no more, no more ...

No matter what happens, you'll own the best mouthguard twirling skills I have ever seen.

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01-18-2014, 04:18 AM
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I think some are underestimating the chances he returns. I'm no gio fan by any means but I consider dropping bourque and keeping gointa a bigger win than dropping gointa and keeping bourque. Of course I don't want gointa to be a first liner for us anymore. Role player who can pk and play any situation really but rather him far from 1st option.

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01-18-2014, 08:15 AM
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Hopefully he signs in Toronto.

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01-18-2014, 08:20 AM
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Watch Bergevin replace him with another worn out smurf like Briere.
You might say he already did it if Briere still there next season.

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01-18-2014, 08:31 AM
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Damn some of you guys are really hard on him.

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01-18-2014, 10:15 AM
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Damn some of you guys are really hard on him.
Happy Birthday Gio!

Still, that means 1 more year....35 years old. Still in the small category. Time to move on.

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01-18-2014, 10:28 AM
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Damn some of you guys are really hard on him.
His constant half-assed shots, square at the goalie makes it really hard to watch him play.

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01-18-2014, 10:32 AM
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Good leader, versatile player, terrible fit

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01-18-2014, 10:34 AM
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Great guy, but if he's back...oh boy...

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01-18-2014, 10:38 AM
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LOVE THE GUY, but we need to move on. There's no way MB is blind to the fact that we're far too small. Gionta is 5'7 and a UFA.... he's the easiest way to start getting bigger. DD is harder to move and unless we find a suitor for Briere, he'll probably be here for 1 more year.

It's simple, build around the following:

Pacioretty - Plekanec - XXXXX

XXXXX - Galchenyuk - Gallagher

Prust - Eller - XXXXX

Moen - Bournival - XXXXX


Gorges - Subban

Markov - XXXXX

Emelin - XXXXX
Wow, I think some of us fans don't realize how good of a fundation we can count on to build this team. Add Price to the mix and we have every pieces a contender need.

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01-18-2014, 10:55 AM
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A great warrior, he made a fine career for himself, especially for a player that is only 5'7. I have all of the respect for him but he no longer has the ability to maintain a spot on this team. I predict he ends up by in Jersey playing with his brother.

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01-18-2014, 11:01 AM
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I'm picturing Gionta singing this to MB and to the fans.


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01-18-2014, 11:17 AM
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I've been waiting for this moment aaall m...five years. Finally the last piece of Gainey's franchise sinking **** for brains puzzle will be gone.

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01-18-2014, 11:22 AM
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Should I cool it or do l blow.

I think this question should focus on whether he should stay or go before the trade deadline. Pretty sure this is his last season with the Habs.

I was thinking about that yesterday.....he really is playing well defensively, and he usually is clutch offensively come playoff time..been doing a lot of the little things well that doesn't bring him much glory but helps the team win games. I'm starting to think that Bergy won't deal him for a pick..if he's dealt it will likely be in an attempt to get better (bigger) now, not just obtain an asset for the future. The east is open this season, and given the way Price is playing the Habs "might" go on a bit of a playoff run if the stars are aligned.

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01-18-2014, 11:46 AM
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I hope Gionta stays just because with our luck, Bergevin will go out and sign Gerbe to replace him.

Or an actual legitimate midget.

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01-18-2014, 11:47 AM
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If Gio wants to come back,he'll be back..If he don't then he will walk ..plain and simple...

Of course not at any price....but at 35 heading for 36 the guy still putting up points 45 pts a year.

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01-18-2014, 11:50 AM
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I'm picturing Gionta singing this to MB and to the fans.

Funny I came to the thread to post this


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01-18-2014, 11:54 AM
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I think Gionta will be sorely missed if our hopes is to fill his spot with some AHL filler, if we can replace him with someone outside of the org, I'm all for that. I feel we've backed ourselves into a corner here with our salary structure anyways, and it's unlikely we could keep him even if we wanted too.

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01-18-2014, 11:56 AM
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What???

Stay. Less Money, less ice-time. We need a better roster no doubt but he's still a good player and a likeable dude!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eXw47qb4U0

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01-18-2014, 12:01 PM
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What?? Useful player! We're just using him wrong. Well the whole team for that matter.

Stay. Less Money, less ice-time. We need a better roster no doubt but he's still a good player and a likeable dude!



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01-18-2014, 12:15 PM
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I think Gionta has generally been good to the habs: he was a good captain and he steadily scored around 25-30 goals a year. But as many stated, we definitely need to get bigger, and perhaps this year we have the financial means to afford a good and bigger player to replace him.

I'd say he has to go, but I will never be as extreme as some others who would throw him as far as away as possible. He was a good member of our team, just not what we needed considering the other small/less physical players we have.

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01-18-2014, 03:14 PM
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Let him go, say thanks for the memories.

Habs need to get bigger and younger.

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