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Our Stanley Cup chances are being hindered by an extremely weak captain.

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05-25-2014, 07:53 PM
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Our Stanley Cup chances are being hindered by an extremely weak captain.

I dont even get the Vanek hate, why is MT playing him 18 mins a game ? no goals in what ? 14 games. Disgusting. Gionta is a black hole of offence and just cringeworth to watch. So many turnovers. I dont even see him coming back at a discounted rate. Bournival ( not much better) should take his spot IMO or anyone else. Lunqvist is the unanimous for NYC and is stepping up to the plate.

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05-25-2014, 07:55 PM
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Captaincy actually has no effect. I can't believe hockey fans take it seriously.

Basketball fans could really give rat's *** about captaincy even though they have it.

Rangers don't even have one and they are up in the series.



NHL made the captain position for every team for marketing purposes, it really don't mean no ****

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05-25-2014, 07:57 PM
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Gionta has struggled offensively... but he's been solid defensively & playing with the usual intensity.

He's far from our biggerst problem.

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I dont even get the Vanek hate, why is MT playing him 18 mins a game ? no goals in what ? 14 games. Disgusting. Gionta is a black hole of offence and just cringeworth to watch. So many turnovers. I dont even see him coming back at a discounted rate. Bournival ( not much better) should take his spot IMO or anyone else. Lunqvist is the unanimous for NYC and is stepping up to the plate.
Why don't you make a relevant observation, such as why Therrien hasn't devised an effective PP after 3 games against the Rangers and 2 days off to study video?

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This seems to be me every time Gionta touches the puck --->

It's just ridiculous that MB is looking to re-sign this guy.

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05-25-2014, 08:23 PM
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Wrong thread

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05-25-2014, 08:39 PM
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Maybe he'll score the GWG tonight and all will be forgiven.

Sometimes all it takes is one goal to make a hero.

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Can't really say that until we're eliminated. Anything can happen. Toews was a no-show in 2010 in a few of the series and still won the Conn Smythe. Not that Gionta could possibly get to that level but one or two good games and a series win and people would be begging to re-sign him.

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Plenty of no shows this series.

Gionta is just one of pretty much all the vets who have disappeared.

DD and Pacioretty are garbage again

Pleks just becomes more of an after thought as each game passes. Whole shift is in the defensive zone as he chips, chases then peels off.

Vanek? Can't say I even remember he is playing for the habs

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Gionta has struggled offensively... but he's been solid defensively & playing with the usual intensity.

He's far from our biggerst problem.
He has struggled MIGHTILY on the offensive side, hampering the ability of his linemates to be productive and I would argue that he's been kind of iffy defensively. He's been late on some d assignments, not as aware as we're used to I'd say. We're seeing him age (quickly) in front of our eyes I believe.

You say he's not our biggest problem, but I say collectively one of our big problems is lack of dynamism and production from the wing, and he certainely is part of that problem, and not the solution...

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He's a black-hole offensively and he's really, really bad with the puck but this team is very well motivated and never says quit. So no, he's not hindering us from a leadership standpoint - there's no proof of that.

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We have enough heart, that Gio doesn't need to lead it.

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Gionta appears to be completely snakebitten. The chance in close tonight probably made things worse.

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Gionta's one of the hardest working guys out there tonight. Thread is dumb.

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Gionta's one of the hardest working guys out there tonight. Thread is dumb.
And has the talent of an AHL player. Hardest working is worthless if you're terrible. Which he very much is.

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Plenty of no shows this series.

Gionta is just one of pretty much all the vets who have disappeared.

DD and Pacioretty are garbage again

Pleks just becomes more of an after thought as each game passes. Whole shift is in the defensive zone as he chips, chases then peels off.

Vanek? Can't say I even remember he is playing for the habs
Emelin is garbage

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One of the dumbest thread I've seen in a while.
We have 1 goal for and one against during pretty much 16 minutes of playing with a man up, and we blame our captain who is back playing on a line that's just not working for him.

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it's mostly weak defense, can't clear the puck, can't stake it out, can't get back fast enough, turnover machines, and on top of that have tipped a lot of pucks into their own net all series

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05-25-2014, 10:23 PM
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And has the talent of an AHL player. Hardest working is worthless if you're terrible. Which he very much is.
yeah yeah yeah. AHL quality.

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05-25-2014, 10:25 PM
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yeah yeah yeah. AHL quality.
So you think an over the hill, tiny winger with no goals in countless games is good? He doesn't hit, has the weakest shot on the team, and never scores. AHL is actually a compliment. He should be retired, the ****ing bum.

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One of the dumbest thread I've seen in a while.
We have 1 goal for and one against during pretty much 16 minutes of playing with a man up, and we blame our captain who is back playing on a line that's just not working for him.
And lately which line HAS worked for him exactly ?

He is so un-creative, his hustle and determination can't make up for it anymore, because he's lost a step. He used to be a speedster, now he's just ok.

We need an upgrade at wing this summer and he's one of the strong candidates not to be brought back.

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Gionta was never supposed to be the captain who brought us the cup. He was a 'gap' captain-the guy who 'lead' the team during the rebuild. That rebuild took less time than expected. I highly doubt he'll be wearing the C the day MTL brings #25 home.

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Really hope we don't re-sign Gio, he works hard but does not have the size or the speed or the skills required.

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Hopefully next season we are spared the cruel punishment of having to constantly whiteness Gionta slap shots from the top of the circle right at the goalies crest. I hope he walks at the end of the season so badly.

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