Alex Galchenyuk Thread 11.0 - Great flashes and growing pains edition
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04-30-2013, 08:15 AM
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I've been saying this all year but do you guys remember how Tyler Seguin barely played his rookie season for the Booins and then in the first round of the playoffs he just broke out with a couple huge games and end to end rushes...
This is exactly what Chuckie seems poised to do. He had a better rookie season coming off a knee...started well...had a big down...got hot...and now it's playoff time and players like him thrive in these situations. Look for him and Gally to score some big goals!!!
It's just part of the ebbs and flows of the game. Look at Ovechkin's career...starts crazy good...big slump for a few years...and now is a better player than he has ever been, developing real leadership and all around contribution to his team. Point of that comparison is I think that the more talented the player the more drastic the ups and downs are and big playoff runs are the perfect opportunity to breakout.
Can't wait for puck drop on Thursday Night!!!!
Tyler Seguin didn't explode in the POs that year. He was a healthy scratch until the TB series. He had two great first games with 6 pts, then he disappeared again scoring 1 assist in the 11 other games with his ice time dropping as low as 6:21.
He wasn't an important piece of the puzzle for the Bruins.
It's as if I say A.Kost really stepped up in the POs for us in 09-10 when we reached the ECF, but really, like Seguin, he only played well in the first two games with 5 pts, and then kinda went missing.
Galchenyuk went through a little funk this year that lasted for 14 games. But he finishes with 27 pts in 48 gp (slightly better pace than the one of Seguin in his rookie POs), on a hot streak, and on one of the best 3rd lines heading into the POs.
If you hope he explodes, then he would have to produce even more, which would truly be incredible for a rookie. But don't bet on it.
Be happy if he can maintain his performance.
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