Wednesday, October 21, 2009


You got a problem with my fuckin' beard?!?

It appears the Penguins will once again be without one of the league's best defensemen for four to six weeks. Gonchar, a key component of the Penguin's powerplay, broke a bone in his wrist during last night's 5-1 win over the St. Louis Blues.

Is this as troublesome as the recent injury to a key member of the other championship Pittsburgh team? Not quite. While Gonch is clutch and a fan favorite this may be a bit of a blessing in disguise. Kris Letang, who becomes a restricted free agent at seasons end, will have a chance to show management why he deserves a long term deal, and vice versa.

Hopefully this also helps keep Gonchar, who is 35, a bit more fresh for the latter half of the season when having him sitting on the point waiting to blast one past any unsuspecting goalies is key. Rest up Sergei and we will see you in a few weeks.

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