Alex Galchenyuk Thread 3.0 - Unbelievable++ Edition
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10-05-2012, 11:45 PM
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Are we really going to play that game all year long? There was NO WAY Grigorenko would have been a top 3 pick this year. Not from everybody based on a lot of things. Did he fell too far? I TOTALLY believe it. I kept repeating that the topic wasn't about if Grigorenko was a bust to be, but if he deserved a top 5 pick. Which we had and the answer was no. He didn't deserved it. But he didn't deserve to be pick that far and that's the OTHER teams' problems.
Now, I am a Q fan. Big time. But how about comparing apples with apples? Grigorenko plays in the Q....Gally isn't. Grigorenko plays for a very good team, a powerhouse, a Memorial Cup contender. Gally isn't. NOTHING of what they will do this year suggest who will have a better NHL career. NOTHING.
Hey Philip Danault has 11 goals...he should have gone #1.....(though, Danault WAS a favorite of mine....but you get the point...)
Having said that, I will keep saying what I said BEFORE the draft....Grigorenko will have a very NHL career. It will shut up a few people who were already saying he would have been a bust. But Gally will be PERFECT for us.
Just to play devil's advocate, and I had Grigs above Gally until the combine and even then only had Gally ahead by a hair, but Grigs mono should not have caused him to drop one bit. It was quite clear to me at least that Grigs was the one guy in this draft with 100 point season upside, and the fact his play slipped due to mono was unfortunate but means absolutely nothings going forward...
The point is you can't let "perceived value" stop you from taking the best guy.
I was also on record saying that i would trade next years first Grigs if we could take Gally at 3.
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