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[Report] Stephen Gionta announces retirement, joins Lightning front office

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45 minutes ago, NUCKER67 said:

Not really sure who he is, took a look at his stats and they're very poor for a C. Is he related to the much more talented Brian?

 

Well, good luck pushing paper in Tampa anyway.

aren't they the same person

with a name change involved ?

we better get the long form birth certificate of both

to verify what is really going on

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1 hour ago, NUCKER67 said:

Not really sure who he is, took a look at his stats and they're very poor for a C. Is he related to the much more talented Brian?

 

Well, good luck pushing paper in Tampa anyway.

Yeah, Brian is the more talented older brother.  Both are 5'7".

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Obviously Brian had the better career but it's impressive that they both managed to have successful professional hockey careers given their size. He had 56 points in 306 NHL games, not bad for a journeyman of his size. There are many larger players who've never played half as many NHL games. 

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6 hours ago, Coconuts said:

Obviously Brian had the better career but it's impressive that they both managed to have successful professional hockey careers given their size. He had 56 points in 306 NHL games, not bad for a journeyman of his size. There are many larger players who've never played half as many NHL games. 

To be able to play over 300 NHL games is an amazing accomplishment.  Mad respect to him.  So many thoussands of super talented guys can not achieve what he did.

The NHL is the real deal and 300 games is a great career. 

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6 hours ago, kingofsurrey said:

To be able to play over 300 NHL games is an amazing accomplishment.  Mad respect to him.  So many thoussands of super talented guys can not achieve what he did.

The NHL is the real deal and 300 games is a great career. 

Legit, and even toiling in the AHL he still made better coin than a lot of people do 

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6 hours ago, kingofsurrey said:

To be able to play over 300 NHL games is an amazing accomplishment.  Mad respect to him.  So many thoussands of super talented guys can not achieve what he did.

The NHL is the real deal and 300 games is a great career. 

Hats off to him. Unfortunately I think 400 games is the threshold for an NHL pension.

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1 hour ago, Salacious Crumb said:

Hats off to him. Unfortunately I think 400 games is the threshold for an NHL pension.

For an undrafted player to make a couple of Million in the big leagues is awesome.

I am sure he has saved a few bucks away hopefully bought himself a home and some money for  his next stage in life.

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