NHL  > General NHL  > Gonchar's Over Under is set at :::: 145 games over 3 years::
July 1, 2010, 10:30 PM
3 years/ 16.5 Million at age 36 in Russian years so he's probably 38:

Love ya Sarge but:: Bye-Bye!

Got your name on the cup and you'll be considered one of the greatest offensive defensemen in NHL history: BUT: your tread is showing:

In the past 3 years, Gonch has averaged @ 55 games per:

We'll see IF he can stay healthy in Ottawa!
July 2, 2010  01:24 AM ET

I'll take the over on that one. I say he plays the majority of the next two seasons (65+ games) but misses the majority of the final year of his deal and retires after that.

July 2, 2010  01:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'll take the over on that one. I say he plays the majority of the next two seasons (65+ games) but misses the majority of the final year of his deal and retires after that.

By that I meant 65+ games per season.

I'd guess he plays about 170 games during this contract. 140 or so in the first two seasons, but only about 30 in the final season.

July 2, 2010  09:22 AM ET

He has been a strong power play scorer, yet Pens were in the bottom 1/2 of the league's PP %, so it may be time for others to step up:

Glad he got his name on the cup; once, but at 36-38 he had to get his last big contract. With that said, after day 1 of Free Agency, the Pens look to be a better team: ON PAPER!

 
July 2, 2010  02:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He has been a strong power play scorer, yet Pens were in the bottom 1/2 of the league's PP %, so it may be time for others to step up: Glad he got his name on the cup; once, but at 36-38 he had to get his last big contract. With that said, after day 1 of Free Agency, the Pens look to be a better team: ON PAPER!

In my opinion, going into Free Agency, I felt like Paul Martin was the best defensman available. So yes, the Pens definitely scored on that one. Zybnek Michalek is also a great Dman who I would probably rank as the 3rd or 4th best guy available.

Losing Gonchar will hurt their PP I think, but Martin and Michalek are both capable on the PP.

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