Anton Volchenkov a Good Fit for the Pittsburgh Penguins

May 20th, 2010 by Kevin Bertha Leave a reply »
Anybody who has a third grade education knows about the "square peg, round hole" figure of speech.

Square pegs do not fit into round holes. Square pegs fit into square holes. Round pegs fit into round holes.

When it comes to the task of being a good fit for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Anton Volchenkov is a round peg in a round hole. 

It is likely that the Penguins will not resign star defenseman Sergei Gonchar this offseason. Gonchar's contract is worth around $5 million per year, and it will be hard for the Penguins to pay him at least $5 million without going over the salary cap. 

This offseason will have the Penguins letting some players go.

Matt Cooke is a possibility to leave. Ruslan Fedotenko is a near-definite to go somewhere else. Gonchar, whom the Penguins are aggressively trying to sign, may go also. 

The Penguins are already lacking defensive defensemen, and another loss on defense would hurt.

However, Volchenkov may be the answer to the Pens' defensive problems.

Volchenkov, 28, is an exceptional shot blocker and a heavy hitter. His playing style lead ...

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