Carkner for sure against the Bruins. We need him on PK more than we need Gilroy for the 2nd PP - I'd actually rather have Philips out there anyways.
On another note, I'm so glad Lee is gone so I can stop hearing about how he's God's gift to defensemen because he had a decent game every ten games before returning to total mediocrity, but somehow it was the coaches fault he never progressed. There, I said it.
I have to go with Carkner. His game is kind of improved recently, and I think he will be better able than Gilroy to protect the front of the net and add some grit. As long as he doesn't play too many minutes, hopefully. A tired Carkner is a liability for sure.
Gonchar of late has really improved his offense, so I think Carks may be the better choice at the moment.
Lucic is going to be a menace, we need toughness on the back end.
Carkner is a serviceable 6th dman when healthy. This year he is still feeling the affects of knee surgery and the missed training camp. I think alot of people have forgotten how solid he can be in his role when healthy.