Will Sergei Gonchar Be Back with Pittsburgh Penguins Next Season?

May 13th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Last night’s complete domination of the Pittsburgh Penguins by the Montreal Canadiens has left many Penguin fans wondering just what went wrong?

The loss to Montreal has many fans wondering about the future status of goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury, who, at times, looked like he had regressed as a goaltender, not exactly what you’d expect from a goalie who just won the Stanley Cup less than 12 months ago.

The unspectacular play of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Kunitz, and just about every one of the Pens wingers throughout the series no doubt will bring about a considerable amount of debate as to which players should stay and which ones should go.

One of the major decisions facing Ray Shero and the Pittsburgh Penguins is what to do with aging veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar.

To say his performance in Game Seven was disappointing would be an understatement. Gonchar is taking plenty of flack for his apparent lack of effort, lack of hustle, and overall lack of physical play.

Needless to say, there are plenty of Pens fans that are hoping Gonchar will be shown the door in the offseason.

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