Alex Galchenyuk Thread 9.0 - #Goldchenyuk Edition
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01-07-2013, 03:31 PM
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Seems like HF are the only ones that had a problem with Galchenyuk's tournament lol
It depends on what your expectations are. There's a difference between evaluating a player's prospect potential - his fundamental skills, strengths, weaknesses as a player - and then evaluating how effectively he employed them at the WJC vs. a subjective expectation of what he might have done with them instead.
Everybody knows Galchenyuk is a "stud". It's pointless to say it. Big surprise there.
He didn't stand out at the WJC for his impact on the game outcomes, however, he wasn't one of the top 3 players on his team, nor a difference maker in any single game. What would your expectation be in that respect? I would have liked to see him be more of a factor than he was. Has no bearing on his overall prospect evaluation, though. There were a host of elements in play. His utilization and linemates certainly included. His age and experience level. Throw it all together. He's still a stud. I was still left a little disappointed that he didn't do more at the WJC. No biggie either way. Doesn't mean we're dumb posters at HFBoards because of all that.
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