Just how good exactly is Gallagher going to be?
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03-01-2013, 07:45 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Comparing him to Ovechkin is wrong. Guys like Ovie, Lindros, etc hold onto the puck for longer and barrel through players over the entire surface of the ice, which kills the body eventually. Gallagher's danger spots are corners and the crease. That makes him a target, but for less time and not while traveling at high-speeds. He'll receive checks and shoves in front of the net and along the boards, but he's less likely to be killed at top speed by long aggressive rushes. Gallagher's a puck-carrying opportunist, with quick moves and a quick release. If he keeps his head up along the boards he'll be okay.
The most dangerous moment was when Phaneuf charged him mid-ice. That attempted dirty hit would've injured any player.
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