...and Crosby isn't a 70 points player either, more like 100+. Saying Galchenyuk will be a 70 point scorer is managing expectations.
Comparing Galchenyuk to Pouliot is ridiculous (seeing how different those two players and persons are) and the 2005 draft was not deep by any means, the first round especially was very disappointing. The entire first round produced exactly 3 legit first liners (Crosby, Kopitar and Ryan), two good defensemen (JJohnson and MStaal) and 2 great goalies (Price and Rask). The rest are either second&third liners or complete busts (''complete busts'' includes about half the first round picks).
I think the guy is just saying that we should manage our expectations, it's a reality that he could end up busting or be a 50 pts center, or a 1st liner.
2000 Marian Gaborik
2001 Alexandr Svitov
2002 Jay Bouwmeester
2003 Nathan Horton
2004 Cam Barker
2005 Jack Johnson
2006 Jonathan Toews
2007 Kyle Turris
2008 Zach Bogosian
2009 Matt Duchene
2010 Erik Gudbranson
There is some bust, there is some useful NHlers and there is some all-star there I mean everything is possible. Don't do like it's a certainty that he become a big star.
Niagara would be a good team for him, but my hope is Kitchener.
Excellent core with the very good John Gibson in goal, Murphy on defence (although he's off to a dreadful offensive start), Faksa-Puempel-Rieder up front. With Gally they are probably OHL favorites as they'd have high end talent everywhere. Galchenyuk-Faksa down the middle would be crazy.
London would not be bad at all as he could center Domi and Griffith, but the Sting-Knights detest each other, so I doubt it happens.