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01-14-2013, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by HabsPassion View Post
Galchenyuk (without visually seeing him) looks like he should stick with the club of the season.

For those who argue that we burn a year of ELC (and that seems to be the only argument against him at this point) ... His ELC is still at a cap hit of 3.2Million and his development as a player is worth much more than that year of ELC burned.

I would like to hear those who do not want him to stick, and by that I dont wish to hear about any comparisons about how we rushed prospects such as Latendresse, I will not even entertain that comparison as they are no where close in skill level. Edmonton could have saved their ELC on Nudgent-Hopkins, Carolina with Skinner.. Forget the ELC! If he can help the team, he sticks IMO.
Well, the easy argument is that he only played 8 games last year. And he's going to have played a lot of hockey this year - 33 in Sarnia, 7 at the WJC, the rest with the Habs, plus possibly the playoffs. It's a lot to ask of any player, let alone a player who barely played any hockey last year. You worry about a player wearing himself down, hitting the wall, not being effective, losing confidence, etc.

Anyway I'm just providing an argument, I'm not sure which side of the fence I'm on myself. Let's wait and see how he does with the 5 games I think he's guaranteed to get.

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