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01-02-2012, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by onice View Post
Gallagher has been the biggest disappointment. I know he's a spark plug & tireless worker with a never quit attitude but his size & average speed worries me when he has trouble finishing. Maybe he is just going through a dry spell. I certainly hope it's just a temporary thing and not an inability to score at a higher level.
I agree that Gallagher is not a fast skater for a player his size. But I've been so impressed by his intelligence in this tournament. He is always in great position, that's the best way to overcome lack of top end speed.

As far as lack of finishing, that's just small sample size stuff, IMO. He creates good chances for himself on a regular basis, has a good release, and has a good knack for hunting down rebounds. I remember Pacioretty putting up underwhelming point totals in Hamilton for a while, but his shot total was through the roof - the goals eventually started pouring in.

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