Offseason Central: Sergei Gonchar

Offensive defenseman Sergei Gonchar can provide a big blue line boost

Originally Published: June 1, 2010
By Alvin Chang, Andrew Rothstein and E.J. Hradek | ESPN Insider
Sergei GoncharGregory Shamus/NBAE/Getty ImagesEven at 36, Gonchar will attract plenty of suitors.

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Sergei Gonchar

E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.