If the Eastern Conference semifinal series against Montreal goes down as his last stand with the Penguins, Sergei Gonchar admits he is unsatisfied with the way his five-year tenure ended.
Gonchar would prefer not to be remembered for allowing Canadiens winger Travis Moen to get past him at the blue line to score a short-handed goal in the Penguins’ 5-2 Game 7 loss Wednesday at Mellon Arena.
I saw an idea tossed out on a hockey board that I think could be fun.
What if the NHL went to North/South Conferences instead of East/West?
Basically you’d have the NE, Central, and NW divisions in the North. The Pacific, SE and Atlantic would make up the South, with a few substitutions like Nashville and St. Louis headed to the South in exchange for let’s say the Rangers and Pittsburgh.
Well it happened again. Game 7 of the second round, except the Bruins happened to pull off the biggest choke in sports history this time. This is the type of loss that demands changes, so here’s what I’d do this offseason if I were Chiarelli.
Montreal Canadians still need to improve Montreal is having tremendous success in the 2010 playoffs, from goalie to defence and the forwards even though they are not getting many shots they really capitalize on their chances. But Montréal’s success comes from their defensive style of play, and by that I mean blocking shots and closing the gap, (gill, Gorges ). Montreal
Okay so The penguins were eliminated by Montreal in game seven of round two. Yes they did play bad and yes they don’t have quality wingers or the best core of defense but they are a solid group and shouldn’t hit the panic button. I don’t know if crosby and Malkin are the best of friends but off the ice problems shouldn’t effect their on ice play. And Fleury wasnt all there, my uncle Gilles Meloche his goalie coach Told me he was nervous before, during and even after the games, and that losing these series the way he did can be a source of motivation, especially if they meet again in the playoffs.