Sunday, June 13, 2010

Gonchar is Likely to Test Free Agency

According to TIOPS, Gonchar is most likely to test free agency before making a decision on whether or not to return to Pittsburgh.  Its felt that, despite his age, there is alot of interest for Gonch (of course there is!) and I'd be really disappointed to see him go to another team, for sure!!  I know he's "old" in terms of a hockey player, but I believe he still has alot to offer the Penguins and it will ultimately be our loss if he does not come back!!

Other interesting players who are said to try free agency are Ray Whitney (Hurricanes), Colby Armstrong (Thrashers), and Raffi Torres (Sabres).  And its speculated that Maxim Afinogenov is seeking a multi-year deal, but Atlanta is not willing to commit to 2-3 years so Afinogenov is also likely to test free agency.

Could it be possible that Colby will return to Pittsburgh?  I think its unlikely, but you never know!  This will definitely be an interesting off-season as far as free agency goes!


EHisCDN said...

As soon as you mentioned Armstrong would be testing free agency I thought "wouldn't it be awesome if he resigned with the Pens!" Not likely but it would be so great to have him on the team again. I hope they do end up signing Gonch, we need him on the blue line and to help develop some of the Pens D prospects.

lizagirl84 said...

oh colby come back what a great idea. i jst him when he was here crosby and him made such a pair. not likely in reality but a girl can dream cant they