Alex Galchenyuk Thread 6.0 - "Gally Got Backhand" Edition
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12-12-2012, 06:52 PM
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Imo that may be the worst one so far. Very different game compared to Francis, in my eyes. I still like Malkin the best, with bits of Hossa (the way he keeps his stick tight to his body) and maybe a bit of the stick checking of Toews on the forecheck. He's really good at takeaways.
Yes I am that poster who compares Galchenyuk to a young Ron Francis. I'm an older lad, I remember Francis playing lights out when Lemieux went down and took over the series against the Rangers I think. Lemieux came back and took the spotlight but the unsung hero was Franchise Francis. I think Gally will have a career similar to Francis. For the younger generation, Brad Richards is as close comparison to a poor Ron Francis.
I've also had a chance to see some of the Habs draftees and these are my comparisons.
Alex Galchenyuk = Ron Francis
Sebastian Collberg = Haven't seen enough to make comparison
Dalton Thrower = James Wisniewski
Tim Bozon = Haven't seen enough to make comparison
Brady Vail = Chad Kilger/Blake Geofferion
Charles Hudon = Mike Cammalleri
Nathan Beaulieu = Steve Duchesne
Jarred Tinordi = Hal Gill/Mark Tinordi lite
Morgan Ellis = Zbynek Michalek
Brendan Gallagher = Brian Gionta
Louis Leblanc = Valeri Kamensky
Michael Bournival = I really like this kid, if he was in Philly he'll be in the NHL by now, he's very strong on the puck and should develop into a 3rd line center. I can't think of any player right now, maybe David Bolland.
Gabriel Dumont = Darcy Tucker
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