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05-18-2012, 04:35 PM
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Slew Foots
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Originally Posted by Felix60 View Post
It's not just about the injury though. It's a complete year of lost development in one of the most important period as a hockey player. It's the inaccuracy of the information that we have on him coming into the draft. On top of that, there's the "knee" factor, and that makes Galchenyuk an extremely risky choice at 3rd overall.

There's been countless highly regarded 16 years old players out there who fell off the map on their draft year for whatever reason. Some of you just assume Galchenyuk is immune to that. I wouldn't be so sure. I'm not a "hater", just putting things into perspective.
You're right. That being said, Galchenyuk's play in this year's playoffs should allay some of those fears. Although Sarnia's playoff run was brief, Galchenyuk was arguably their best player (even better than Yakupov) against Saginaw by most accounts.

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