Alex Galchenyuk Thread 8.0 - "Time on Ice" Edition
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01-02-2013, 12:27 PM
Join Date: Jun 2005
I finally got why Housley is so hesitant of playing Galchenyuk after all these games; Kuraly.
Man, that guy is a comedy on ice. After he's been making silly plays all tournament, he gets pouty and starts throwing a fit 'cause he got pwned real good by a czech.
There's definitely no chemistry between him and his linemates. I even caught a sequence where Gally was carrying the puck in the zone and Kuraly created and offside and he pointed infront of him with his stick looking at Galchenyuk in an act of frustration.
And then when he entered the zone with the puck, he creates a silly turnover by trying a semi spinorama that resulted on him falling on his belly while his line was ready for a change.
I have absolutely no problem criticizing a player when he doesn't play well, but you can hardly say anything wrong about Gally this tournament, maybe besides the game vs Slovakia. His ice time is not only limited, but the ice time he gets is mediocre. Second PP wave, no 5 on 3's, so you can't really say that Gally has a PP specialist role on the team and moderated 5 on 5 against weaker competition. Only time when Galchenyuk shines 5 on 5 is when he, for some odd reason, has the puck on his blade in the neutral zone and enters the zone with it.
He pulls off playing wing in Sarnia 'cause Sarault is a good playmaker too, but none of his linemates in the USA squad are able to get him the puck.
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