Alex Galchenyuk Thread 3.0 - Unbelievable++ Edition
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10-21-2012, 09:42 PM
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Haha, Agree with everything mentioned. Plekanec, is a turnover machine 5 on 5. He is highly overrated in my eyes. There is a reason why his career statistics have fluctuated greatly throughout his career, he is incapable of making those around him better. He is good, if those around him are good.
A true elite Center will make those around him better. This fits Gally's skill level, and not Plekanecs.
I am not a big FAN of Plekanec, I will admit it. I have watched games and watching him closely . Countless times he gets second assists which only pads stats but was not involved in the play.
+ I love how those who are mentioning Galchenyuk as a consistent 60-70 points Center in the NHL, are comparing him to Plekanec. Hate to break it to you but hes only fallen in the 60-70 point bracket for two seasons of his seven year NHL Career.
+1, this is how I've always felt about Plekanec, plus he's horrible at working the cycle, and he loses most one-on-one battles in the offensive zone.
People like to talk about his lack of offensive zone starts, but fact of the matter is Desharnais, after the 1st month, won a higher % of faceoffs in the o-zone and was a more effective center. Coaches saw that and played him accordingly.
Galchenyuk has incredible hands and is an outstanding playmaker, for these reasons alone he will be better offensive threat than Plekanec.
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