Alex Galchenyuk Thread 8.0 - "Time on Ice" Edition
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01-01-2013, 10:18 PM
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The criticism being levied here is largely unwarranted as it is the result of fans who may not understand the more technical aspects of the game. They don't see the dominance that they are hoping to see and don't have the knowledge to understand why. In the Slovak game he did seem a little flustered due to his lack of puck possession and altered his game for the worse. This is common with most NHL players as it is human nature to make changes when your current approach isn't producing the desired results. In time he will realize that sometimes it is others that need to change and as a leader you need to turn them in the right direction. H
is only problem this tournament is not stepping up and acknowledging that he is the best player on his line and his team.
He needs to take charge of his linemates on the bench and in the locker room so that they can help him on the ice.
I don't mean to be critical of yourself as I really appreciate the post game reports from Sarnia's game. I just feel that you are being too critical now and sometimes in the past. Sometimes in an effort to appear objective we can lean too far to the counter point in order to create balance........this is always a mistake regardless of perception.
I respect you a lot as a poster but I feel that your comment about people not understanding what's going on as a little condescending which is strange 'cause you're usually not like that. Sorry, but people who will solely rely on stats, well that would be people I'd be targetting....not the ones who might have the "nerve" to pinpoint a couple of things even if the guy ends up #2 on the points total sheet.
Gally himself said that he had a terrible game. So are we solely going to say that he went the politically correct route? Why would he? They won big time! He didn't need to come down on him that way. So chances are, he wasn't satisfied with his game the same way some, aren't satisfied either.
And the funny thing about it is that while you are defending him, and have every right to be, you then say what I highlighted in bold.....which is probably in its entirety, the only think most people are saying right in their own way. What you said in there means that if he fixes that problem....if he takes charge, he would be more visible. Would show more dominance.
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