"Obviously when you come over to a new team, you are hoping to have a good year, but I didn't start well," Gonchar said. "It was a slow start, and it wasn't a good experience in the beginning. Things change, and we were able to turn things around. After that I was feeling OK."
"I would say I was working on it," Gonchar said. "I would say I wasn't a good defensive defenseman, but maybe I wasn't as bad as people think. Slowly I've been working on it, and I think I'm going in the right direction with the system we have here, and I think I am making good progress on it."