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01-06-2013, 11:30 PM
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Originally Posted by PlayMistyForMe View Post
As for those saying that he should finish this year in Sarnia and then spend a year or two with the Bulldogs before he plays in Montreal... well... that's just plain brain dead. Galchenyuck is a top first round pick under contract for three years in Montreal. So, according to these knowledgeable fans who truly understand the value of "paying your dues in the minors" and not waste a young talented player by bringing him up too soon, you would have Galchenyuck play most if not all of his contract with Montreal in the juniors and minors, then lose him to another team when his contract his due. Nice waste of a top pick.

Top three picks in NHL always start in NHL the minute they are eligible to play. Only exception are :

1. When the top pick is a defenseman or a goalie (they can take longer to be ready for the NHL because they need to gain size and experience at that position)
2. When the team is a top contender for the cup and/or no holes in the roster is available for the rookie that year.
Brain dead???? Really??

Before throwing around insults you should try and gain some kind of grasp on the facts.

1. Galchenyuk can't play in Hamilton next season

2. While he is in junior his contract slides and he doesn't burn ANY of it.

As for top 3 forwards always making their respective teams?.........Turris, Ryan, Van Riemsdyk and Huberdeau certainly come to mind as some who didn't. None of these teams were contenders and all had available spots. You can't even argue about Van Riemsdyk, as Couturier made the team straight out of junior on a much more stacked team and he was a center.......

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