Found December 22, 2012 on
from Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun,
If the NHL does start a shortened season next month, don’t expect Sergei Gonchar to finish it with the Ottawa Senators.
The veteran defenceman, going into the final year of a contract paying him $5.5 million per season, will be targeted for a trade by the Pittsburgh Penguins once a collective bargaining agreement is reached.
Whether Gonchar’s former team waits until whatever date is set for the trade deadline or a makes a pitch before the season begins isn’t known, but league sources say Pittsburgh GM Ray Shero has interest in bringing back the 38-year-old.
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A CBA is needed first to consummate a trade, so assuming that happens and the season starts in the near future, this Garrioch story titled - "Pittsburgh Penguins Look To Bring Back Ottawa Senators Defenseman Sergei Gonchar", may be relevant:
"If the NHL does start a shortened season next month, don't expect Sergei Gonchar to finish it with the Ottawa Senators...
Don't even want to write more than a sentence about anything.
But read this. [ Ottawa Sun ]
Gonchar was Malkin’s mentor during his first few seasons in the NHL. The two have remained close friends and after being named 2011-12 league MVP last spring, Malkin thanked Gonchar for his guidance.
The Senators will have a decision to make on Gonchar. They...
In a nice reprieve from talking about how crappy Finnish truckstop cuisine can be, one month to the day that Jason Spezza expressed interest to Hockey Canada about participating in this year’s Spengler Cup, he was added to Canada’s Spengler Cup roster today along with John Tavares, Matt Duchene, Patrice Bergeron, Tyler Seguin, and Ryan Smyth.
By no less an authority than Icethetics, here's their review:
"The Ottawa Senators had a perfectly good logo when they debuted in 1992. Then they came up with their first third jersey in 1997. And it had this multi-colored mark on the front. And we all asked, "why?" Turning the guy's head to make the logo more three-dimensional takes the logo to a weird...