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01-31-2004, 12:35 PM
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I don't think anyone is arguing that bringing in Gonchar would be bringing in a talented player but does he fit into our long term needs?

do we have such a gap in our seasoned D-Men and the Rookies and prospects that we need Gonchar to fill it?

we have Markov and Souray and Brisebois and Rivet and Boullion that will be around for a few years

Komi and Hainsey here or soon will be

but is anyone of them a top NHL caliber defenceman? someone to build the teams defence around?

the goaltender department is well developed and it's long term future is great

so we ask ourselves is Gonchar what we need on the back line to make other teams have to plan their game around

with Washington obviously going through a fire sale maybe it would be a good time to at least see if we can have him for a cheap price but Rivet and Boullion are honestly the only two that I would even think about getting rid of and the Caps want young, cheap, GOOD talent going the other way and that is not what we want to give up

that is what we are building on

so, I cannot see it happening

(is Gonchar healthy?)

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