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Defending Big D Sep 6, 2014

Dallas Stars Impact Player Rankings #17: Sergei Gonchar

With one season left on his contract, Sergei Gonchar sits in an interesting spot. All around him the Stars are up and coming. Despite that, team defense remains a major point of vulnerability. A good year could accelerate Dallas' resurgence, but what's the cost of a bad one? To get Dallas Stars fans ready for the 2014-15 season, the Defending Big D staff will be taking an individual look at each probable player on the opening day roster in reverse order of their likely "impact" on the team's success this season. The way we chose to interpret that was this is a ranking in order of the...
Defending Big D Aug 20, 2014

Sergei Gonchar: The $5 Million Man

Improving the defense is a critical piece in building a championship roster, but is jettisoning the veteran right now really the best available option? What, exactly, do the Stars have in Sergei Gonchar, and how is he best utilized as an asset moving forward? Nothing says summer doldrums like a good pitchfork article. So let’s rouse the rabble, pick some poor, underperforming sap, and single him out for an old-fashioned armchair shellacking. Who, you ask? How about Sergei Gonchar? The ramblin’ Russian rode into town last season, scored exactly two more goals than you or I, and did very...
CSN Washington Aug 18, 2014

Life after the Caps: Sergei Gonchar

An all-time great defensemen, Sergei Gonchar got his start in Washington and was with the Caps longer than he was with any other team.
Japers' Rink Aug 14, 2014

The Noon Countdown: How Do You Like Them Apples?

Counting down the days until the 2014-15 season with a look at some rare offensive depth on the blueline 56 - Number of days remaining until the Caps open the 2014-15 season. But it's also... ...the number of assists Mike Green (29) and John Carlson (27) combined for in 2013-14. It's the first time the Caps have had two defensemen with more than 25 assists apiece since Green and Tom Poti each topped that mark back in 2007-08 (checking in with 38 and 27, respectively), and only the second time since the 2000-01 season (Calle Johansson's 29 and Sergei Gonchar's 38). Of course, back in...

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