Pitts wrote:Its the same as all the Malkin > Crosby talk. Who the heck cares? They are both on "our" team!
WildKaper wrote:Whitney will be gone. A big defenseman who can't skate and refuses to be physical (aren't there 100 of these guys out there today). He is Souray, without the shot, and without the testicular fortitude.
Mad City Mike wrote:Yeah, I don't quite get it. But too many people are impressed solely by offensive numbers. Goligoski has indeed shown more offense this season than Letang has, and he might well end up being a better offensive defenseman. But I seriously doubt he'll be a better all-around defenseman than Letang. Letang does lots of little things that tend to go unnoticed. But there is a reason he's leading the defensemen in ice time, and that's because the coaches notice. His all-around game is at this point far superior to Goligoski's.
tph7856 wrote:Letang is not good. He's incredibly weak defensively. Doesn't shoot the puck.
Only complain I have about gogo is he puts malkin in tough spots on the blue line alot during the PP.
Jesse wrote:I told you people Letang was for real three years ago when he lead Val d'Or to the finals in the Q. Nothing has changed. To say he's "bad", is downright dumb.
Three Stars wrote:Well, what are we comparing? Letang at 87 NHL games and Goligoski at 19 NHL games. In that case...sure, it's obvious who you pick for this very moment.
Get back to us when Goligoski has played 87 NHL games + some playoffs. I dare say he'll have learned some defense by then. And unless he sustains several blows to the head, those offensive instincts will still be there. I'm not sure that's something you can teach young defensemen.
This is Crosby/Malkin all over again.
icecats30 wrote:simply put.. i dont think either will be going anywhere anytime soon.. Letang is getting more and more comfortable offensively, and GoGo is getting more and more comfortable Defensively. It looks to me though that in the future letang will be more defensively responsible and GoGo will get a lot more offensive production. add whitney into that orpik and this defensive core is set for a long long time.
Noise wrote:icecats30 wrote:
Letang Is The Truth wrote:Noise wrote:icecats30 wrote:
Why not jettison Gonchar? As much as I hate to say it, the past few years he has arguably been one of the top three defensemen, but he's aging and there is no telling how he will respond to the injury and he has a pretty high price tag. I love him, but he may have to go.