8:27 AM EDT, Wed October 07, 2015
PensBurgh Oct 4, 2015

Reviewing Sergei Gonchar's Hockey Hall of Fame qualifications

A look at the case for Sergei Gonchar and the Hockey Hall of Fame. Does his career have enough to get him in the hall? Now that the Pittsburgh Penguins have released Sergei Gonchar after he failed to make the team in training camp, a question that came up from Puck Daddy was whether or not Gonchar's career is Hockey Hall of Fame worthy. Interesting case, and to kill some time we'll stack his career accomplishments up. Stats courtesy of hockey-reference. Sergei Gonchar Gonchar in preseason action as a Penguin. (USA Today - Charles LeClare) Boxcars 1,301 NHL regular season games...
CSN Washington Oct 4, 2015

Sergei Gonchar released by Penguins from PTO

With his tryout in Pittsburgh over, is this the end of Sergei Gonchar's NHL career?
Pension Plan Puppets Oct 4, 2015

Andreas Johnson discusses future with Leafs in interview with Frölundapodden

Andreas Johnson answers important questions like when he might show up in Toronto (and why his nickname is "Mango"). Maple Leafs prospect Andreas Johnson currently plays for Frölunda, and managed to score this highlight-reel goal against Skellefteå AIK yesterday. Today, Patrik B of Habs Eyes on the Prize translated an interview that Johnson did with Frölundapodden. If you know Swedish, or want to hear Johnson's voice, you can listen to it here: The interviewer starts by asking how Andreas' nickname became Mango, due to Gothenburg slang. Andreas laughs and tells them that his...

Pre-game notes

Here’s the lineup for tonight’s game at Detroit: Sheary-Malkin-Hornqvist Plotnikov-Mouillierat-Bennett Kuhnhackl-Sundqvist-Uher Simon-Porter-Rust Pouliot-Lovejoy Andersen-Gonchar Scuderi-O’Neill Murray-Jarry — With that, the list of players on the camp roster who haven’t been in an exhibition game dwindles to six: Nick Bonino (illness), …
PensBurgh Sep 18, 2015

Sergei Gonchar just might make the Pittsburgh Penguins

Based off the comments Jim Rutherford made yesterday, things are looking up for Sergei Gonchar's tryout to be successful. Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford spoke to the media yesterday, and it had to be music to Sergei Gonchar's ears. Jonathan Bombulie from the Trib had the quote and some commentary "We want to start with eight defensemen just based on the competition we have going here. Each individual will take care of (himself) based on how they play. Certainly, (Sergei) Gonchar will be a guy that everybody will be watching. He’s had a very good career. We’ll see how much he...

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