Alex Galchenyuk Thread 8.0 - "Time on Ice" Edition
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12-30-2012, 12:13 PM
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Honestly, I see a solution to this problem as a couple of other posters have mentioned... Gally should be playing center so that he can bring the puck up the ice and distribute it to other players. He can play as a winger in a league where the competition is inferior as he will get the puck one way or another. In the WJC, his center just isn't good enough to see the whole ice and create plays for his wingers as he tends to lose the puck most of the time or make questionable plays. This ends up in broken ways where Gally has to chase after the puck and battle in the corners for it (which he wins quite often). A line has to flow though it's center to have any success and Kuraly has been awful since the fist game against the Germans. He has no creativity at all. I'm not saying Gally can't be better...but its very hard to do so in this situation.
Has anyone explored the fact that maybe the habs brass has let it be known that they would only let Gally be available if he was only used as a winger... he is a little over a year away from major knee surgery, it only makes sense why Sarnia and USA aren't making the obvious move.
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