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Montreal signs Alex Galchenyuk to a three-year deal ($832,500/year + $2.3M P.Bonus )
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07-25-2012, 11:03 AM
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Is it that stupid, though?
On one side, you have a 25 years old who just entered the league that produced at a high level, but he's small, need sheltered zones starts and while he isn't a liability, he's isn't a great defensively.
On the other side, you have a 23 years old who has been in the league for two years, has develloped as expected and showed all the signs to be a very top6 two-way center, all that while having great size, speed and hands.
Plekanec, I don't need to describe him. He is better than both DD and Eller.
IMO, Eller and Plekanec are the better players, but it's one of them who will be traded, and that's because Desharnais speaks french, he's a gars de chez nous, and you can't trade a gars de chez nous when the only surefirer Quebecer left on the team is Cube.
There is no rush to do anything right now, unless we decide to trade Plekanec before his contract end (for younger players). We will suck this year, and probably the next one too.
Also it's really hard to tell who will be our number 1 center in a few season. And I certainly wouldn't be surprised if Desharnais is better than Plekanec, Eller and Galchenyuk in 3-4 years. Plekanec is inconsistent, Eller still hasn't show much offensively, and who knows what kind of player Galchenyuk will become.
And Desharnais certainly had a hell of a season, and was only getting better later in the year.
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