FanPost

Potential depth UFA


Fluton Shinzawa wrote today that Brian Gibbons of the Penguins may make it to UFA. I am not that familiar with the player but he seems to fit a need. I have commented before that I believe one of the real killers last season was the lack of offense from the fourth line, the pressbox, and from the AHL players promoted to replace CBGB when they were injured or promoted due to other promotions. He seems to be a player that can offer more offense on the fourth line and possibly play higher in the lineup.

Gibbons does not have much of a track record in the NHL (41 games). But he is a player who has scored at Boston College (Lou loves New England players) and in the AHL and spent some time playing with Crosby. He only made $550k this year. He has speed and kills penalties. So, to compare him to one current Devil UFA, he is 5 years younger than Gionta, one inch taller than Gionta, more offensively skilled, affordable, was more productive at comparable levels, and may be eager for an opportunity with a team that is looking for some offense.

Check out this highlight from this past season in the AHL playoffs. Thoughts?


All FanPosts and FanShots are the respective work of the author and not representative of the writers or other users of In Lou We Trust.

SB Nation Featured Video
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join In Lou We Trust

You must be a member of In Lou We Trust to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at In Lou We Trust. You should read them.

Join In Lou We Trust

You must be a member of In Lou We Trust to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at In Lou We Trust. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9355_tracker