Brian Gionta retires

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  1. Taro Tsujimoto

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    Wait, can he play centre? Brian there's still opportunities, don't retire!
     
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    One of my favorite Devils.
     
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    good little career, will never understand how he scored 48 goals tho
     
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    Anyone have that picture of him where he is really small and going to celebrate with his teammates? That is my favorite memory of him.
     
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    Good riddance.
     
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    Great career Gio. Was a pleasure to have you on the Sabres.
     
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    For an undersized third rounder, he had quite the career. Scored 193 goals from 2003-2010. Was a pain in the ass to play against for my Rangers. Likeable personality and always played his ass off.

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    He was probably 5'7 with skates on. Played the game the right way for a long time even after he lost his scoring touch.
     
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    Is that photo taken from a retirement press conference? Like did he retire a member of the Sabres? If so, I'd associate him with the Devils / Habs more than the Sabres tbh.
     
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    It’s likely because he’s taking on a role in the Sabres organization.
     
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    I can see him getting in a player development role where he has the option to go to a lot of Amerks games since he lives in Greece (suburb of Rochester)
     
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    Why lol?
     
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    kind of shocked MB didnt bring him back.....he cant be any worse then 3-4 of our dmen

    and we seem to love remenissing about the past, and bringing players back....a la plecky
     
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    Thought he retired 3 years ago.
     
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    :huh:
     
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    oopss was thinking josh gorges :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:


    re-phrase.....he can't be any worse then 3-4 of our forwards :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
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    You act like Bergevin wouldn't want to try him on D... :)
     
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    Listed at 5’7 so he probably was 5’5 max. Great career though
     
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    They most definitely shrunk Chara in that graphic
     
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    Might as well!!! :laugh:

    Throw it at the wall, if it sticks it works! :laugh:
     
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    Best wishes for a happy retirement, Brian. We hardly knew ye.
     
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    After a short stint with the Buffalo Sabres, they offered him a small role in management. It will be good for him to get a little front office experience under his belt.
     
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