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05-21-2013, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Watsatheo View Post
Galchenyuk wasn't getting sheltered in terms of opposition he played against any more than Desharnais (statistically, DD was actually sheltered more). He was sheltered more in the sense of keeping him away from difficult situations like protecting leads.

Neither DD or Galckenyuk/Eller faced opposition top lines.
After Eller got hurt DD got a lot more defensive zone starts and tougher matchups. Galchenyuk was given easier ones and still struggled mightily in his own end.

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