Just the fact that there's constant talks scares me a lot. Gionta was REALLY close with Lamoriello. Really really close. And even Lamoriello let him go through UFA and obviously when Gionta received the offer from Montreal, he wanted to go back to Lou to see what he could do. Why can't Bergevin just do the same? They both love each other? Fine. How about you go tomorrow and see what else is there really...and THEN come back to Habs after? Just don't get the incredible WE HAVE TO TALK BEFORE YOU LEAVE ME....attitude. Unless, Bergevin realized his desperate need of "vetness" he needs after Gorges and Brière leaves....Wouldn't be surprised to see him now overpaying Gionta for keeping a vet like him. You need some vets...but not at any price. Next year is NOT the end of the NHL. If we happen to suck next year....my god, this 2015 draft will get us right back in it for years to come.
If he is coming back with his tail between his short legs because he saw what the rest of the league was offering - I hope the Habs at least lower their offer. 2 years 2.5 per. Personally, I want the guy gone.