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05-21-2013, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
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.
Ignoring the odd use of playoff production from a series Habs got their ***** handed to them to extrapolate future regular season success/ability...

'A LOT' more is a stretch, he went from 61.1% to 54.3% while Galchenyuk went from 58.5% to 60.0%.



Not sure your claim is accurate. Galchenyuk seemed to have faced as much if not more tougher offensive opposition on average, he faced the Alfredsson line enough to have him in his top 10 opposition.

Furthermore, extrapolating playoff performance only enhances the argument of Desharnais being better off leaving. Even with Galchenyuk's struggles in the blowout losses, his offensive production 5 on 5 was higher than Desharnais' production in the regular season.

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