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05-21-2013, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Watsatheo View Post
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%.

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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.
Not sure about what you're saying, but I don't recall Galchenyuk with a defensive zone faceoff until game 4 or 5 when Halpern was put on his line. By putting Halpern on his line it was pretty clear that the coaching staff felt that Galchenyuk couldn't handle the center defensive responsibilities by moving him back to LW and putting him with a defensive specialist.

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