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BRIAN GIONTA RUMORS & GOSSIP

Gionta knows the Sabres will be better

The Buffalo Sabres were a pretty terrible team last year. The Sabres finished with just 23 wins and 54 points, dead last in the NHL and a historically bad year for their franchise. But now, after a series of Sabres moves and acquisitions in the offseason, Buffalo is looking towards the only direction they could possibly go....up. Sabres captain Brian Gionta believes in the club....
Via Fox Sports
July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Tank watch: 14 games by @LukeWachob

BUFFALO, NY – OCTOBER 18: Brian Gionta #12 of the Buffalo Sabres skates against the Boston Bruins at First Niagara Center on October 18, 2014 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images) 14 games. That’s all that’s left.   What happened last week: Buffalo nearly beat the Leafs before blowing a third period lead late and losing in the shootout, then scared us again...
Via Buffalo Wins
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Brian Gionta Is The Key To The Buffalo Sabres Resurgence

Last summer Brian Gionta left his position as the captain of the Montreal Canadiens and decided to sign with the team that he rooted for as a child, the Buffalo Sabres. In his first season, he was deemed as the new Captain of the Sabres and is a constant presence in the locker room as well as on the ice. Recently however, Gionta fell victim to a vicious hit by Boston Bruin’s Matt...
Via The Sports Journal
January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL Player Safety: Matt Bartkowski’s Hit On Brian Gionta ‘Incidental’

Boston Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski received a game misconduct Sunday for a first-period hit on Buffalo Sabres winger Brian Gionta, but he won’t receive any supplemental discipline from the NHL. The hit was bad enough to take Gionta out for the rest of the game, but the NHL Department of Player safety explained Monday that Bartkowski’s contact...
Via NESN.com
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Matt Bartkowski Knocks Brian Gionta Out Of Game

Matt Bartkowski is 6’1″, Brian Gionta is 5’7″. A lot of hits on Gionta are going to be high due to the simple fact that his head lines up with the shoulders of most NHL players (or rib cage if you are Chara). So if the outrage and resulting fallout over this hit Bartkowski laid on Gionta is that it was a high hit, then I’m not buying. However if the league doles out...
Via The Awesome Boston
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Matt Bartkowski Receives Major Penalty, Ejected After Hit On Brian Gionta (GIF)

BOSTON — Bruins defenseman Matt Bartkowski was ejected from Sunday night’s game against the Buffalo Sabres after receiving a five-minute major penalty for interference. Sabres winger Brian Gionta was on the receiving end of the hit. Buffalo center Marcus Foligno immediately defended his captain and dropped his gloves to fight Bartkowski. Foligno received an instigator minor...
Via NESN.com
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Gionta is optimistic about the Sabres’ playoff chances

It’s pretty normal to hear a player praising his club and offering up optimistic remarks heading into a new season. Regardless of the team’s previous campaign, you’ll hear proclamations of playoff glory. It doesn’t matter if your team was bad or even beyond bad, the time before training camp suddenly puts every squad on level footing. The sentiment above has been especially...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Gionta Signs with the Sabers

The Buffalo Sabers and Brian Gionta agree to a 3 year $12.75M deal. Another great move by the Sabers getting a good veteran player that can help your young team and also Gionta was the former captain for the Canadians. I really do like what the Sabers are doing today signing to former Canadians which can help their team out a lot.
Via TopSportsReport
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

14 Reasons Why Brian Gionta Could Land Back with the New Jersey Devils

Getty Images Montreal Canadiens captain Brian Gionta is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, which has “Signs with the New Jersey Devils” written all over it.  The Devils have a long list of players they have parted ways with, only to bring back down the road…and I mean doooowwwwnnn the road, for every Devils fan re-live why they weren’t retained in New Jersey...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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