Found December 23, 2012 on
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 won’t give him away if there’s an 48-game schedule, but also would already be down one defenceman with Jared Cowen out for this season after having hip surgery.
Cowen was counted on to play top-four minutes. Gonchar would pick up some of that ice time, but GM Bryan Murray could decide he wants to get something for Gonchar before he hits the free agent market.
YES YES YES YES YES YES.
Hockey has to come back first though :(
BEST OF MAXIM
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.
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...