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12-27-2012, 10:52 AM
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Franklin, MA
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Watched a few Sarnia games and the kid is alone on that team. He has serious talent and is a great leader. They got a good one unfortunately
He was my 2nd favorite player in this draft, only behind Yakupov. Still can't fathom that Howson passed over him to draft Ryan Murray, especially when: A.) They needed scoring when they were going to trade Nash, and B.) The strongest unit on their team was already the blue line.
I'm not slighting Murray at all, he's a talented kid, but Galchenyuk was the no-brainer selection at #2. Howson was probably scared of the "Russian Factor", especially since he went on the record that he wouldn't have drafted Yakupov had CBJ received the #1 pick. Galchenyuk is the total opposite of the Russian stereotype (greedy, selfish, lazy, only plays when he wants, etc.).
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