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overlords 01-19-2013 10:01 PM

Alex Galchenyuk Thread 10.0 - NHL'er! Edition
 
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Whitesnake 01-19-2013 10:02 PM

4 games left. Enjoy while you can.

Marc the Habs Fan 01-19-2013 10:04 PM

Posting this again:

1/5th of the audition is over.

Played 13:06 tonight.

Gally was OK I guess. Really did not generate much offensively but no glaring mistakes either.

But here's the thing...I just don't know how you can keep him up to give you OK performances. It needs to be more than that in the next 4 games.

The issue is that this is sort of what Gally did in the 2nd half of WJC and it was the same thing in the scrimmage. This seems to be his level right now when facing better than OHL competition.

Really starting to buy Whitesnake's ''Sting/center even though he's a winger theory'' too. Seems clear he's not that comfortable on the wing doing winger chores, which isn't the case in Sarnia.

Hugo Sham 01-19-2013 10:06 PM

unless we're rebuilding - which they won't admit - gally needs to go back to the O. this isn't a 'seguin' situation. Habs don't have depth to shelter him on 3rd line - and he's not good enough for the top 6 yet.
need to package a dman and maybe a prospect to find a winger with size. ryan clowe please

Lafleurs Guy 01-19-2013 10:07 PM

Leave him in the minors. Be patient and develop him the right way.

ottawa 01-19-2013 10:08 PM

No thanks...I don't want him to play on this offensively-handicap team. Give him one more year in the OHL and we might actually be good enough to even get close to the playoffs next year (if we're lucky), bring him in then.

CP31 01-19-2013 10:08 PM

The negativity is strong with this one.

le_sean 01-19-2013 10:10 PM

He clearly thinks like a centreman. He just chases the puck everywhere. He does think the game very well with the puck on his stick though.

Whitesnake 01-19-2013 10:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Marc the Habs Fan (Post 57902103)
Really starting to buy Whitesnake's ''Sting/center even though he's a winger theory'' too. Seems clear he's not that comfortable on the wing doing winger chores, which isn't the case in Sarnia.

He is not a freakin winger. And It didn't even take 1 full game before Bourque took his place, I even thought it would take maybe 2 or 3 games.

Therrien will find that his team is slow. And will find that Galchenyuk isn't a 3rd line player, so he'll add Bourque on the 2nd. And add Blunden on the bottom 6 till Nokie comes back. Or, personnally, I would move White to the wings, where he totally belongs, and call-up Dumont and make him play center. He would then add some real speed and some spark from a player who has played the game since October.

gusfring 01-19-2013 10:12 PM

He's going to be excellent, but he should be in Sarnia.

goalchenyuk 01-19-2013 10:14 PM

goalchenyuk edition ?

Charon 01-19-2013 10:16 PM

Galchenyuk didn't do much tonight. He looked nervous out there. I'd give him at least one more game before making the decision to send him back.

Whitesnake 01-19-2013 10:19 PM

I will never understand this. So let's put a kid on a position he knows nothing about to reduce his assignments.....You don't do that. He's a centerman who needs to play that position and learn from it. EVen if it means smaller minutes on a 4th line. But you drafted him that way. He plays that way with his team. Play him that way with your team. Period.

Analyzer 01-19-2013 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Charon (Post 57903803)
Galchenyuk didn't do much tonight. He looked nervous out there. I'd give him at least one more game before making the decision to send him back.

You have 5 games for that....

Beendair Donedat 01-19-2013 10:20 PM

He should have stayed in Junior, he's clearly talented but not ready yet.

Hannibal 01-19-2013 10:22 PM

Even if he's going back to junior, will Gally even play center?

CP31 01-19-2013 10:23 PM

Oh my god this is an overreaction. First NHL game as an 18 year old in the organization with the most pressure and he had a decent game, while most of our forwards were just as bad if not worse, and he is back to Sarnia now! No bother to give him the next 4 games!

Whitesnake 01-19-2013 10:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hannibal (Post 57904723)
Even if he's going back to junior, will Gally even play center?

Well he will always handle himsef as a centerman even if he doesn't paly the position. That's all it matters. But if he'll actually have that title, well it depends if they split up the newly formed line of Boucher, Sarault and Goldobin. If not, well Gally will be alone on the 2nd, so you hope he actually gets to really play C. But if not, again, he will handle himself that way. Something he can't do in the NHL.

Whitesnake 01-19-2013 10:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CP31 (Post 57904805)
Oh my god this is an overreaction. First NHL game as an 18 year old in the organization with the most pressure and he had a decent game, while most of our forwards were just as bad if not worse, and he is back to Sarnia now! No bother to give him the next 4 games!

You do understand that most comments aren't about his actual play but the way he will be used. And how it really seems to be headed.

SOLR 01-19-2013 10:26 PM

Let's be honest, Plekanec had a terrible game. I counted 4 obvious missed passes, 5 fumble without pressure on him. It's hard for any winger to be good when the center is playing like that.

Galchenyuk made a few rookie mistakes himself, a few bad judgment and low % plays, the usual for a rookie. I like that he shoots on the net, but he has to change it up a bit more.

Blind Gardien 01-19-2013 10:27 PM

He was fine, and we don't have anybody else really to put out there instead of him. I think he's an NHLer to stay. May not have been my own personal plan to play him this year, but I'll be amazed if this is just a 5-game cameo. I think he's officially in the Habs' plans for this season.

Bad Natey 01-19-2013 10:31 PM

His shot was probably our 3rd best scoring chance all night. Pathetic. :laugh:

I would say the team needs at LEAST 6 points out of 10 to validate keeping him around. If we only can manage 2 or 4, send him back. No reason to burn an ELC year on him when 1) he'll be in a losing environment and 2) he won't get much ice-time.

FireBergevin 01-19-2013 10:31 PM

In those 30 seconds where his line wasn't desperately trying to get the puck off Toronto Gally looked good. The other 12 minutes or so were a bit of a wash no?

Carey Commit 01-19-2013 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Blind Gardien (Post 57905363)
He was fine, and we don't have anybody else really to put out there instead of him. I think he's an NHLer to stay. May not have been my own personal plan to play him this year, but I'll be amazed if this is just a 5-game cameo. I think he's officially in the Habs' plans for this season.

If he can play 12-13 minutes a night and not be neutral or a slight positive, that's probably as good as you can hope for from an 18 year old. It's also likely much better for his development than 20-whatever games in Sarnia.

I thought he looked a little nervous and hesitant to make plays but was adequate. All in all I wouldn't be too upset if he went down to stayed but I'd lean stay at this point.

VAN-HAB 01-19-2013 10:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CP31 (Post 57904805)
Oh my god this is an overreaction. First NHL game as an 18 year old in the organization with the most pressure and he had a decent game, while most of our forwards were just as bad if not worse, and he is back to Sarnia now! No bother to give him the next 4 games!

excellent comments


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