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03-17-2013, 08:06 AM
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I would love to see an ovation for him at the last game of the year because without him on the D this team is in trouble.
We might want to do this before the trade deadline.......

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We might want to do this before the trade deadline.......
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03-17-2013, 10:14 AM
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I'd like it if Gonchar was 1st star in the last game this year. He gets a nice ovation from the crowd. Then it goes dark, and a spotlight on Don Brennan in the press box. Everybody boos him.

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03-17-2013, 02:40 PM
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Do people really like gonchar? I don't get it. I never miss a game and he's constantly a problem. Slow slow slow and can't make a play to save his life.

If the puck gets on his stick it is a 50-50 chance that the play will die.

I really don't get all the recent love for this guy.

I'm not biter or mean, he's probably a great guy and a good vet in the room, but on the ice ... yikes.

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Have always liked Gonchar. He's still playing well despite being in his late 30's. Solid player all around.

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This could turn out just like Kuba last yr, where if the Sens are in a playoff push they will not trade Gonchar at the deadline. While I still think he will not be re-signed unless of course he were to sign for a yr with Ottawa. Ottawa has Wiercioch, Gryba & Boroweicki ready to play in Ottawa next season & Ceci could be ready for the NHL by this time next yr.

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Do people really like gonchar? I don't get it. I never miss a game and he's constantly a problem. Slow slow slow and can't make a play to save his life.

If the puck gets on his stick it is a 50-50 chance that the play will die.

I really don't get all the recent love for this guy.

I'm not biter or mean, he's probably a great guy and a good vet in the room, but on the ice ... yikes.
What!?

Wow. I'm gonna have to go ahead and "agree to disagree."

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Do people really like gonchar? I don't get it. I never miss a game and he's constantly a problem. Slow slow slow and can't make a play to save his life.

If the puck gets on his stick it is a 50-50 chance that the play will die.

I really don't get all the recent love for this guy.

I'm not biter or mean, he's probably a great guy and a good vet in the room, but on the ice ... yikes.
He's a good puck handling defenceman. Arguably our 2nd best guy (although Methot and even Cowen would/could also make good cases). Very good at stickhandling in tight quarters to get a pass off under pressure. He's got good vision and is shifty enough that his speed isn't a liability.

Is he perfect? No. But he's still a reliable top-4 puck mover.

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I'd like it if Gonchar was 1st star in the last game this year. He gets a nice ovation from the crowd. Then it goes dark, and a spotlight on Don Brennan in the press box. Everybody boos him.
Excellent suggestion.

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Another great game, another 2 assists.

I would love to have Gonchar back for another season or two if he would be willing to play here on a respectable retirement contract. The LA Kings taught the NHL a lesson last year, even an 8th seed can win it all! If we make the playoffs, Gonchar will be huge. I believe we have the tools to be a legit contender in the near years to come.

Gonchar could be a Russian version of Selanne.

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Another great game, another 2 assists.

I would love to have Gonchar back for another season or two if he would be willing to play here on a respectable retirement contract. The LA Kings taught the NHL a lesson last year, even an 8th seed can win it all! If we make the playoffs, Gonchar will be huge. I believe we have the tools to be a legit contender in the near years to come.

Gonchar could be a Russian version of Selanne.
Gonchar works hard every night and gives his all, and not only that is a very skilled individual who can score and set up goals on power plays. If Murray can get him for 2 more years it would be a good deal for Ottawa if Gonchar is not greedy.

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Do people really like gonchar? I don't get it. I never miss a game and he's constantly a problem. Slow slow slow and can't make a play to save his life.

If the puck gets on his stick it is a 50-50 chance that the play will die.

I really don't get all the recent love for this guy.

I'm not biter or mean, he's probably a great guy and a good vet in the room, but on the ice ... yikes.
You are one blind *****cat who wouldn't know talent if you tripped over it.

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Gonchar works hard every night and gives his all, and not only that is a very skilled individual who can score and set up goals on power plays. If Murray can get him for 2 more years it would be a good deal for Ottawa if Gonchar is not greedy.
If both sides communicate well, Gonchar could easily enjoy a nice retirement contract playing for a contender for the next couple of years. He and Alfie can teach the young pups tricks.

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03-19-2013, 01:57 AM
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If both sides communicate well, Gonchar could easily enjoy a nice retirement contract playing for a contender for the next couple of years. He and Alfie can teach the young pups tricks.
This is why i would have no problem over paying this guy. I heard how he helped with one of pits d-man and Karlson. Would be sad to see him go because next year if the sens stay healthy they could go deep in the playoffs.

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03-19-2013, 03:54 PM
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Do people really like gonchar? I don't get it. I never miss a game and he's constantly a problem. Slow slow slow and can't make a play to save his life.

If the puck gets on his stick it is a 50-50 chance that the play will die.

I really don't get all the recent love for this guy.

I'm not biter or mean, he's probably a great guy and a good vet in the room, but on the ice ... yikes.
You could like him if you could understand the game of hockey.

There's a ton of different styles and skillsets in the NHL. Gonchar has adjusted his game to a more "cerebral/positionnal game", like most veterans do, because they don't have the fresh legs of 25 y/o players...

I don't get what's so hard to understand about it.

I don't think the fact that Gonchar is 12th in NHL D-men scoring and is logging 25 mins of ice-time every night facing the toughest assignements makes him "yikes" for his play on the ice.

I also think people like Gonchar for the effect he has had on Karlsson and our other D-men...

Seriously, I wonder where all those kinds of posters are coming from. Seems a bit unreal. It's like the society was full of Brennans

Well, unfortunately, that's the case

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Give this guy a 1-2 year extension.

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What the hell was that last night Gonchar?

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05-23-2013, 08:29 AM
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He won't be back with us next season. Either we'll get a UFA, one of our young D or trade for a top 4 D to replace him. He's been too up and down this season and getting too old to bother bringing him back. I know he has had good stretches like that hot assist streak he was on but then he went into a long cold streak after that. He's gotten worse at hitting the net with his shot which is what we badly need him to do although missing the net is a disease for this team.

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05-23-2013, 08:36 AM
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He's been easy to frustrate in the playoffs

I don't think he'll be back but he's been real good for us

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He makes a bad play after a really, really good season and suddenly, "he won't be back". He might not be, but that fact that people are just ok with it after last night is hilarious.

Maybe we can trade Anderson for Gonchar's replacement!

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