While maybe not a player with super skills, Gino’s heart was always in the game 100%. When the Canucks were down and not doing well in a game, Gino had a way to turn the game around and the fans would chant, Gino, Gino. I will never forget the beginning of a year in the mid-nineties when Gino was playing on Pavel Bure’s line, Gino was getting goals and for a short period of time was leading the Canucks point race. He loved the game and the fans. The fans loved him. I hear there is no cure, we are going to miss you Gino.

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