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12-01-2008, 09:01 PM
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Originally Posted by JTG32005 View Post
And for the record...

I'm not saying to trade Gonchar. All I'm saying is that if it came down to Whitney or Gonchar getting the boot, I'd try to coax Gonchar rather than trading Whitney.
A lot of people here feel the same way. And I still don't get it. Gonchar is better than Whitney. Bottom line. He's an extra $1 million cap hit better. Age and salary shouldn't supercede talent and results, imo. Because if we chose Whitney over Gonchar, we'd be without a true No. 1 blueline until/unless Letang became one.

I'd rather keep the one we have. The only way I would agree with you is if it's CLEARLY evident that Whitney has surpassed Gonchar once both return from injury. Since neither needed brain surgery, I doubt that's going to happen.

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