Henry Hank wrote:It's easy, Goligoski is scoring goals, Letang isn't. One you don't have to look too deeply to notice, the other you do. I'm thrilled with Goligoski's production on the PP given the injuries on D. I think he has awesome offensive potential. I think Letang's been the better defenseman. He's pretty much doing it all - hitting, taking hits, blocking shots, moving the puck. He has the same number of points as Goligoski and most of them are ES. The bottom line is they're two good young defenseman that have great two-way potential and should be a big part of this blue line for years to come.
I agree with whoever said Whitney has the most potential of them all. It's true. He's got the size that those two lack - and no, size is not just about hitting. He's got Letang's passing, he's got Goligoski's offensive instincts, and he's a big guy. His upside is the greatest. I'll never understand how people think it'd be a good idea to dump him and extend Gonchar. Whitney's contract is going to be a steal, and he's on the upswing. I like Gonchar, but you have to go with youth if you have to choose between the two. Sometimes, you have to let guys go - that's just the reality of sports these days.
Well, I'd like to keep everyone, but we can't. Gonchar seems to be the most obvious because of his contract size, age, and value, and the amount of offensive ability from the blue line, but if he won't waive his NTC, who's leaving?
I don't know, we'll see what Shero works out next summer.
I think if one of Staal, Whitney, or Goligoski goes, it will be lamented later.