May 9, 2014; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Rangers left wingChris Kreider
(20) dives for a loose puck against Pittsburgh Penguins center Brian Gibbons (49) during the first period in game five of the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Rangers won 5-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Former Boston College Eagles hockey standout Brian Gibbons might call another team home during the upcoming 2014-15 NHL season.
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• NHL enforcers reaching end of the line (Boston Globe, Fluto Shinzawa)
Subheading: Speedy Gibbons will have opportunities
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The former two-time national champion Boston College Eagle, Brian Gibbons, has been a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins organization for several years. This season, as many of us recall, he played for the Penguins and scored two goals in one period against the Columbus Blue Jackets during the playoffs.
The Penguins, undergoing leadership upheaval as they are replacing the general manager and head coach, may have seen Gibbons touch the ice for them for the last time.
Pittsburgh went with Jim Rutherford as their new GM; had they hired Pierre McGuire, who drops Jerry York’s name in NBC hockey broadcasts approximately once every ten minutes, the Brian Gibbons situation might have already ended favorably for him, but alas, this piece points out that he will have a number of opportunities afforded to him in the future.
In fact, the Pens could still bring him back, but his status is in limbo.