The Ottawa Senators went out and signed Sergei Gonchar hoping he could help coach the young potential defenceman that are coming up in the Ottawa system, players like Erik karlsson, Jared Cowen and David Rundblad are key for the Ottawa Senators in this re-building stage. During the Pre-Season and early into the Regular Season, it seem to be the Younger defenceman who have been making Gonchar look like the rookie on the team. Have decided to Boo Gonchar at the Home opener this season and the facial reactions showed disappointment. Perhaps Sergei Gonchar is not the type of player who can fit into a re build system. Now that he is out of the lineup with a ankle injury it will be interesting to see how the young players perform and if Gonchar falls down the depth chart.
Regardless, maybe if the fans get on him enough and some of the young talent develops, he will waive his dreaded no-trade clause and get his ridiculous salary off the books!
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Written by Jonathan Ward
22 years of age, Attending algonquin college, studying sports business management. Hockey referee for 4 years, level 3, Fan of all sports...well most. Love