"Brian Joseph Gionta" is an American professional ice hockey player and the Captain (ice hockey)/captain of the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He goes by the nickname "Gio" from his teammates and The Rochester Rocket, dubbed by the media. Although small in stature compared to most other players (Gionta is currently the second-shortest player in the NHL; fellow Boston College Eagle Nathan Gerbe is two inches shorter), he is known for his tenacious play.More Brian Gionta on Wikipedia.
Obviously he's a huge part of this team and he's going to add a lot to it, but with or without him, we need to change things and play differently. We're making too many of the same mistakes and that's what hurting us. For a guy to come back and correct all that, that's not going to happen.Brian Gionta