Good to see this thread get bumped. Gionta was awful in the game last night and got manhandled on the faceoff that led to the first goal. This was after he literally got tossed around like a rag doll in the Flyers game and routinely and foolishly went running after checks that took him out of position and left the middle of the ice open several times.
People can harp on heart and hustle all they want, but Stephen Gionta is not a good hockey player. He had his Cinderella moments in the playoffs, but is now pretty much a pumpkin.