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Who will be the next captain of the Canadiens?

With the 2014-15 season right around the corner, the Montreal Canadiens still have one very important thing to figure out: who will be the next captain of le bleu, blanc et rouge? Brian Gionta, who succeeded the now-retired Saku Koivu as captain in 2010, signed with the Buffalo Sabres on the opening day of free […] The post Who will be the next captain of the Canadiens? appeared...
Via Two Pad Stack
3 days ago  |  Discuss

P.K. Subban makes his case for captaincy of the Canadiens

The first rule of the captaincy is like the first rule of Fight Club. You do not talk about it. If you want to be an NHL captain, you can say so, because it’s such an honor. But you stop there. You say it’s up to management and the coaches. You say lots of your teammates are deserving. You say you don’t need a letter to lead. You fit the profile. The more you talk about your...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

@SabresStats Countdown to Hockey Recap

“Is it October yet?” That’s a popular refrain around my household this time of year.  The withdrawal of a summer without hockey is kicking in more and more as the pain of last season becomes more of a distant memory.  The hope of a new day is at the forefront for Sabres fans and that hope, at least for now, lies in Sam Reinhart and the stable of high quality defensive prospects...
Via Buffalo Wins
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gionta expects playoffs for Sabres

From Hometown Hockey: Brian Gionta means well. Really, he does. But he might be just a little bit off his rocker with his prediction that the Sabres will make the playoffs in 2014-15. Gionta talked to ESPN on Monday and had the following to say: “My expectation is to make the playoffs. I didn’t go […] The post Gionta expects playoffs for Sabres appeared first on Two Pad Stack.
Via Two Pad Stack
5 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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 Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Lottery rules punish bad teams instead of rewarding them

Just when Buffalo Sabres fans thought the future looked pretty good, the NHL had to step in and ruin it. The new changes to the NHL’s draft lottery system has left general manager Tim Murray a bit dissatisfied with the results. “You know who you’re affecting, that’s not fair,” said Murray. After receiving approval by the NHLPA, the NHL announced how the system will work...
Via Sports-Glory
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Gionta Excited About Playing In Buffalo

from Time Warner Cable News Buffalo, Brian Gionta was back on home turf Monday night, signing autographs at Frontier Field one month after signing a three-year contract with the Buffalo Sabres. After more than 17 years away from home, the Greece native is glad to be back playing hockey in his neck of the woods. "We’re excited about it,” Gionta said. “It...
Via Kukla's Korner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Should Wear The ‘C’ In Montreal?

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette, Don’t get me wrong: I agree with (Jacques) Demers. In the room and on the ice, Markov might be the best choice to replace Brian Gionta as captain. He has the talent, the respect, the calm demeanor, the experience and that mysterious quality of leadership the position demands. Markov would be (with his buddy, Alex Ovechkin of the...
Via Kukla's Korner
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Gionta’s Time With the Montreal Canadiens

Photo credits to Bridget Samuels via photopin.com NHL- A look back at Brian Gionta’s time with the Montreal Canadiens. Gio (a nickname given to him by his teammates) may not have stood tall in stature, being the second shortest player in the NHL, but his huge heart made up for his lack of size physically. On Canada Day of 2009, Gionta signed a 5-year, $25 million contract with...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Free Agent Signings In The Atlantic Division

Just because the Boston Bruins had their hands tied with cap space issues and failed to make any free agent signings doesn’t mean that the rest of the NHL’s Atlantic Division wasn’t busy making important signings. After the dust settled on an insane start to NHL free agency (check out a recap of the frenzied first day here), the landscape of the Atlantic Division looked quite...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Montreal Fans Waiting To “C” Their New Captain

#492463409 / gettyimages.com The next captain of the Montreal Canadiens will have big shoes to fill; or skates as it were. Although this statement comes loaded with several jokes to be made at former captain Brian Gionta’s expense, the diminutive winger, though no slouch himself, could be called somewhat of a let-down as far as Canadiens’ captains go and it wouldn’t really...
Via Beyond The Benches
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential Candidates to Wear the Habs “C”

Photo credits to Bridget Samuels via photopin.com NHL- Because the Montreal Canadiens‘ captain, Brian Gionta, signed with the Buffalo Sabres on July 1st, people are left wondering who the next captain of the storied franchise will be. It was always assumed Josh Gorges would be the next captain of the Habs, but he was also traded to Buffalo this off-season so it’s very wide-open...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Murray’s Aggressiveness Could Speed Up Sabres’ Rebuild

Tim Murray has put the Sabres hockey community on notice that he isn't messing around.  Turning over a quarter of your roster in one day will usually do that. The Buffalo GM added Brian Gionta and Andrej Meszaros, brought back Matt Moulson and Cody McCormick, and traded a future draft pick for Josh Gorges.  He also signed restricted free agent Marcus Foligno, hefty raise...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Gionta signs with the Sabres

Former Habs captain Brian Gionta has signed a 3 year deal worth $4.25M with the Buffalo Sabres. Brian Gionta signs a 3-year deal with a $4.25 AAV (average annual value) with the #Sabres. — Kevin Oklobzija (@kevinoDandC) July 1, 2014
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
July 01, 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

Sabres Sign Brian Gionta by   Bradshaw Furlong

After being the Habs captain for the last four seasons, he’s on the move to the worst team in hockey. Gionta, 35, has signed a three-year deal with Buffalo for $4.2 million per season. He was drafted in the third round by the Devils in 1998 and played there for seven years before going to the Canadiens. His best season [...]
Via The Hockey House
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Gionta signs with Buffalo

The Habs need a new captain. Brian Gionta signs with the Buffalo Sabres. — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2014 Brian Gionta signs a 3-year deal with a $4.25 AAV (average annual value) with the #Sabres. — Kevin Oklobzija (@kevinoDandC) July 1, 2014
Via Kukla's Korner
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sabres looking for veteran leadership, and Brian Gionta has Buffalo as a possible destination

Tim Murray insists the Sabres' prospects aren't going to figure out life in the NHL on their own. The general manager wants to bring in veterans to help show the way. Brian Gionta is on that list. More importantly, the Sabres are on his. The Montreal captain has Buffalo as a possible destination, according to a source. Gionta is from Rochester, and the 35-year-old could...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Up Next For The Habs

from Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette, Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin hasn’t had time to catch his breath. Last week, Bergevin combined preparations for the National Hockey League draft with a series of continuing negotiations and there’s more discussion on the agenda heading into the opening of the free-agent market at noon Tuesday. Bergevin has had conversations...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 29, 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

Video: Brian Gionta spits on himself during the anthem

The Montreal Canadiens have a new pre-game ritual led by captain Brian Gionta: spitting on themselves during the national anthems.
Via Talk Hockey
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brian Gionta spits on himself during the National Anthem

It’s not often you see your Twitter feed full of people talking about spit. If it is, you probably want to avoid any of the links being shared. In this instance, the click was definitely worth it as Brian Gionta spits on himself during the anthem.
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brian Gionta spits on himself during the National Anthem

It’s not often you see your Twitter feed full of people talking about spit. If it is, you probably want to avoid any of the links being shared. In this instance, the click was definitely worth it as Brian Gionta spits on himself during the anthem.
Via Bloguin Best
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gionta, "For the most part of the series we’ve outplayed them"

#488838945 / gettyimages.comFormer Boston College Eagle Brian Gionta is delusional if he thinks that the Canadiens have outplayed the Boston Bruins. For the most part. I think that the Habs have gotten some great breaks, but Boston has been the better team. Pat Hickey, The Gazette --- We knew what we’re getting into in this series,” captain Brian Gionta said Sunday after...
Via Goon's World
May 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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