Alex Galchenyuk Thread 4.0 - The "I like it like That" Edition
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11-03-2012, 01:02 AM
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How is it a horrible analogy? Yes, I'm aware Crosby is a building block, that is besides the point I'm raising. We finished 1st a few years ago with Plekanec, we finished 3rd worst with him last season. He is not the reason for our record. It doesn't mean we would end 27th again this year if there was a season, and it doesn't mean we should move him.
What would be so terribly wrong in keeping Plekanec till he retires? God forbid we hold on to a good player from his rookie year to his last game.
But if you go back to read my previous post again, I said we should wait to see how our other centers develop. If none of them show signs of being better than him, then I don't understand why we should trade him (unless it's packaging him in order to get a better center).
Who knows where we will be in 3years. We have a new administration, a new coach, and eventually a new CBA with new rules.
If you want to say we're not going to be a contender next year, so might as well move him to stock up on picks and prospects, well, why not just trade all the guys that are 30+? Let's move Cole, Gionta and Markov too.
You need good veterans to show things to the younger guys. Eller's game became more and more similar to Plekanec's as the year went on. PK also mentioned how just watching Markov play when he's on the bench helps. MaxPac said the same of Cole. Plekanec would be a good help to Gally.
As I previously mentioned, moving Plek can become a possibility, but not before knowing if the younger guys can take over. If they are, then a decision will need to be made. Nothing needs to be forced though.
our young guys need to grow up with winners. Plek is a winner no matter how you want to slice it. look at his progression, his clutch goal against washington, his ''getting along with kovalev and andrei '' (not.easy.)that ended up being one of the best lines in the NHL when we won conference. I mean, the guy is all habs through and through ... If he's the only reason we don't win the cup, then i'll live with it. honestly. I don't want to win a cup without plekanec. He's exactly what I look for in a hockey player. Guys who want to trade him for picks and prospects should go back to their Xbox, or shut up and try and learn about how humans are better than penciled lineups. agree with you 100%
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