Draft and Trade Talk Message Board
My D: Boyle, Del Zotto, Goligoski, EJ.
Thinking of dropping either Del Zotto (slowing down, rookie wall) and/or Goligoski (groin issue may linger, plus Gonchar is back).
Available FA's Stralman, Visnovski, Robidas, Ian White, Hamrlik or M-A Bergeron.
"Penguins GM Ray Shero said Alex Goligoski's undisclosed injury isn't serious.
Goligoski missed Monday's game after returning from a groin injury on Saturday. It looks like Goligoski may have aggrevated the injury. "We'll wait to see how he is, day-to-day and make some decisions based on how he feels," Shero said."
so yeah, don't drop Goli.
stralman is the real deal, but D pairings are messed up now that Klesla is IR for 4-6 weeks. if Stralman ends up paired with callup M. Roy instead of Tyutin, could hit his +/-. but he's still the guy on the PP.
I would keep Gogo. With Gonchar getting up there in age, Gogo will get a lot (more than Gonchar?) of even strength time with solid defensive partners Eaton and McKey - not to mention being on the ice a lot with Malkin's line - this should lead to a solid +/-. He will not spend a lot of time on the PK and as far as the PP goes - Gogo, Gonchar, Malkin, Crosby, Geurin - I like that. Mark my words, Gonchar being back will HELP him score more. In fact, he may very well be third (ahead of Gonchar) on the team in points at year's end. The only thing missing from him is PIM. Find that elsewhere.
Wait the injury situation out. You won't be sorry.
As far as FA's go - I like Stralman for points (watch +/- tho) and both Visnovski and Robidas are 'solid'. Vis may get a jump in offensive production on the PP with Souray back.
If you're looking to ride the hot hand....pick up Stralman. I've already dropped Goligoski from my team for the simple reason that I already have Gonchar. I don't like having 2 players from the same team in the same position.
I'm a Rangers fan, and Del Zotto will keep getting his chances. So the trend is still upward on him.