Any news on his recovery from the concussion. If he is fully recoverd, I think like a lot of the players that were banged up last year, the extended time off to heal will lead them to much better years.
You also get the feeling he is a lot more likely to connect with Maclean as a coach with substantial NHL coaching and playing experience.
To be honest I never really thought his defense was all that bad. He wasn't stellar by any means but I felt he got the brunt of the blame for playing in front of a goalie that was incapable of making the easy saves.
If you don't have a goalie who can make the easy positional saves, you either have to be diving in front of pucks like Volchie or play the entire game in the other end of the rink. With Anderson in place, I think Gonchar will have a much better season and just focus on what he needs to do rather than worrying about the goalie all the time.