There is a thread on the trade forum which has turned into Habs fans and Oilers fans saying who they think is going to be better, with each saying that their respective player will be. Some also say it is a wash and that Galchenyuk will be as good as RNH, which I don't think is the case. I think Gally will have a great career being more physical while putting up less points (60-75) IF he reaches his full potential. RNH could put up a 100+ point season IF he reached his full potential IMO.
Who do you think will be better in the NHL and why?
Better doesn't always mean better point production. Take into account physicality, injuries, skill, size and everything before passing judgement. Hypothetically, Would you sacrifice 20-30 points of production for a bigger, hard-hitting and physical player?
DISCLAIMER: I am not asking who is better right now. Just simply who do you think will have the bigger impact with whichever team they play with.
I am not "fishing for compliments" or anything. I know what we have has great potential. I just want to see opinions of other teams and members on the board. Not everything people do on this board has to have some conniving scheme behind it. I don't think fans of any team need other fans patting them on the back for knowing they have good players.
Galchenyuk, because he's Canadian. Take THAT Ryan Nugent Hopkinsov.
Seriously, though... The Nuge 11 times out of 10 at this point, but that's not to say I'm not extremely, overly thrilled to have Galchenyuk. A potential number 1 centre who's got tremendously skilled ? Yes, I'm quite happy and no, that's not a banana in my pocket.
Galchenyuk because he has more points than RNH this year. Almost double
Wow are you serious! The level of play in the OHL is nowhere the level in the AHL. Galchenyuk is playing against teenagers while RNH is playing against full grown men. Even with that said RNH is still well over a PPG.
I picked Galchenyuk because i wanted too.
Going by RHN last yr in Junior and Gallys which should be this season i would say it's a wash.Gally is on a higher PPG than waht RNH ended with.
All things being equal Gally >= to RNH.