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05-21-2013, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Monctonscout View Post
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.
You don't have to remember, these things are tracked:

Desharnais had 16 D zone starts while Galchenyuk had 12 D zone starts
Desharnais had 19 O zone starts while Galchenyuk had 18 O zone starts

I'm not sure what you're saying by extrapolating a couple games from the playoffs to project an opinion of Galchenyuk not being able to play the role of soft D minute/good linemate/offensive role that Desharnais had the last couple seasons.

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