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06-07-2013, 01:53 PM
Talks to Goalposts
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Originally Posted by CGG View Post
The correct answer of course is to have Eller, Pleks and DD as our top 3 centres. Galchenyuk starts the year at wing.

You might not realize that Eller and Galchenyuk were already two of our best performers at even strength last year, with far less time. So they'll get a bigger role this year, more ice time, stiffer competition.

Even strenght points this season:

Pacioretty 27
Galchenyuk 26
Eller 25
Gallagher 24
Desharnais 21
Gionta 19
Plekanec 18

Everyone has craved big centres and more importantly, center DEPTH for years, and now it appears we have both - Eller is a big centre, Galchenyuk will some day become a big centre, and Pleks and DD are both pretty darn good. That's centre depth. I can't believe how many people just want to get rid of DD now or even trade Pleks so you can have Galchenyuk play centre when he isn't ready to do that yet. Put him on the wing. Then if and when a centre gets hurt, he can play some games at centre. Put him at centre late in games when we're winning (or losing) big. Let him kill some penalties. But don't trade any centres to make more room.

Have we learned nothing about depth and injuries?
Not to mention, Galchenyuk on the wing means the Habs have one of the best 1-2 combinations on LW in the East in addition to having a good group of centers.

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