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10-20-2012, 08:54 AM
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Highlights of last night: http://ontariohockeyleague.com/video...c9ec679eb0a3d2

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for those that worry bout Gally playing on a bad team.
Please remember Patrik Roy play on a bad team in the Jrs. He had to stop 60-70 shots per game. Look how he turned out.

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for those that worry bout Gally playing on a bad team.
Please remember Patrik Roy play on a bad team in the Jrs. He had to stop 60-70 shots per game. Look how he turned out.
That's different. A goalie on a bad team gets a lot of action. A forward on a bad team gets no support and spends more time in the defensive zone and won't have any goal support.

Not that it's a bad thing to work on a defensive game, but it would be fun to see him put up 100 points in the OHL.

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I was at the game in Guelph last night to catch a glimpse of our guy Gally, and I was definitely impressed.

I wouldn't worry too much about him getting lined up at LW because really, Sarnia used him in all sorts of situations (Point on the PP, C on the PP, PK, etc).

While he had some nice flashes offensively and got an assist, it was his defensive play that impressed me the most. VERY Pleckanec-like in his defensive play and wasn't on for a single goal against.

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I was at the game in Guelph last night to catch a glimpse of our guy Gally, and I was definitely impressed.

I wouldn't worry too much about him getting lined up at LW because really, Sarnia used him in all sorts of situations (Point on the PP, C on the PP, PK, etc).

While he had some nice flashes offensively and got an assist, it was his defensive play that impressed me the most. VERY Pleckanec-like in his defensive play and wasn't on for a single goal against.
I was at the game as well and I didn't really care for him playing wing tbh. When he was used at centre he had his feet moving much more. Also, I don't think he lost a face off when he in the middle.
One thing I noticed was that he avoids contact as much as he can and battles with his stick for pucks in the corner. A bit of a concern but overall he was easily the most dynamic player on the ice by a country mile and received a lot of attention from the Guelph players.

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10-20-2012, 11:34 AM
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Looks like RDS will have a Galchenyuk feature in the coming days/weeks:

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Touchdown Toronto Airport. Match #OHL ce soir. Kitchener vs Sarnia. Une petite visite au pays d'Alex Galchenyuk

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10-20-2012, 11:43 AM
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Hey, I wonder if it would be a good idea to sign Charles Sarault? Kid has great skill, and has played with Galchenyuk, could be impressive in the NHL.

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The Leafs invited him to their prospect camp after the draft. I'm pretty sure the Habs also invited him to their training camp.

So I think we may be interested in him, well at least I hope so anyways.

Sarault is a smart player who has great hands. Despite his size, he protects the puck extremely well. He sees the ice very good too. He's more a skill/finesse player, but he also has a very good defensive game and isn't afraid to go to the front of the net. I'm not sure how his style of game will translate over to a professional level, but he'd certainly be worth a lengthy look at.

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I was at the game as well and I didn't really care for him playing wing tbh. When he was used at centre he had his feet moving much more. Also, I don't think he lost a face off when he in the middle.
One thing I noticed was that he avoids contact as much as he can and battles with his stick for pucks in the corner. A bit of a concern but overall he was easily the most dynamic player on the ice by a country mile and received a lot of attention from the Guelph players.
Yeah, it's clear he's not a physical player but that's OK. I don't think we drafted him that that in mind.

He really struck me as a Datsyuk/Pleckanec mould of player. Very dangerous and crafty offensively and smart and responsible defensively.

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What's important is that he is not afraid of physical contact. He won't ever be a bruiser, but he will be able to take punishment to make plays.

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What's important is that he is not afraid of physical contact. He won't ever be a bruiser, but he will be able to take punishment to make plays.
Oh for sure. He seems to like to take contact from an opposing player and simply use it against them. He protects the puck so well that even if the d-man does hit him, he'll just roll off. He's such an incredible player and I really can't believe that we have him! If we could somehow land a top 10 pick this year(plz, plz Drouin!!) coupled with our #2's, we'd have a serious future on our hands!

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Deangelo and Hottot out

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This could get ugly for the Sting tonight. Hottot and DeAngelo suspended. Rookie backup goalie in net against a good Kitchener squad.

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anyone know who he will be playing with?

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Linemates apparently are gally boucher sarault to start

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any way to watch it? with videotron...or online

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any way to watch it? with videotron...or online
No, unless you want to buy the online season package from the OHL, which is hundreds of dollars.

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Galchenyuk scores. 1st goal in 2 weeks.

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10-20-2012, 06:38 PM
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lame cuz i pay 30 bux a month for the sports package (nfl ticket, mlb, all college football etc) and the "OHL action Pak" but those games are blacked out by videotron cuz they dont support ohl hockey...

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lame cuz i pay 30 bux a month for the sports package (nfl ticket, mlb, all college football etc) and the "OHL action Pak" but those games are blacked out by videotron cuz they dont support ohl hockey...
It may be simply because you are not in Ontario...

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10-20-2012, 06:43 PM
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Galchenyuk buries it from in front of the net. Very opportunistic, I like to see that.

He's playing RW today.


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5-3 win for Kitchener. Galchenyuk had a goal and was -1. He played RW on a line with Charlie Sarault and Reid Boucher.

In the first he had a few nice passes. His goal came from slipping away from the defender and one timing the puck in from in close. In the second he had a beauty stretch pass. He got robbed by Gibson twice. He got the puck free, and it trickled out behind the net, Boucher picked it up and scored. Galchenyuk had a few hits too, he played noticeably physical. In the third he a beauty behind the back pass in front of the net. He rushed the puck up by himself and through the entire team on PP, but elected to pass, instead of shoot. He blew his defensive coverage on Kitchener's GWG goal, as did the entire team. On the empty net he lost won the race to puck, but didn't realize the defender was right behind him and poked it away. He looked really really exhausted starting at around halfway through the third.

Overall, I thought Galchenyuk was Sarnia's best player the first two periods, but he had a pretty bad final 10 minutes of the game. He was noticeably more physical than he's been in the last 2 games. He created chances that his teammates couldn't convert on and he missed on chances that his teammates converted. He seemed to a combination of snake bitten and physically exhausted tonight.

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+/- is a stat pretty pointless for evaluating a player. Gally might not give his 100% defensively but I read on twitter Kitchener scored on the PK, which gives a - to Gally while it's highly probable it was a bad play from the D's. From what I saw, I must say I am pretty excited to see it's an offensive first forward instead of the 2-way player he was labelled here by some.

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+/- is a stat pretty pointless for evaluating a player. Gally might not give his 100% defensively but I read on twitter Kitchener scored on the PK, which gives a - to Gally while it's highly probable it was a bad play from the D's. From what I saw, I must say I am pretty excited to see it's an offensive first forward instead of the 2-way player he was labelled here by some.
What? He's absolutely a two-way player. He doesn't give 100% defensively? He most definitely does. As a winger he isn't as good defensively, but that's because he's not required too. As a centre, I noticed his defensive game actually hindered his game offensively. He's been fantastic defensively outside of a few plays. He isn't offense first, nor he is defence first. He's do-what's-best-for-your-team first, whether that be offense or defence.

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