I'm going to sound like a homer, but Galchenyuk needs to carry the puck more. I'm starting to wonder if Housley even knows who he is. It's embarassing watching guys like Gaudreau, Barber and Kuraly "carrying" the play when you have Galchenyuk sitting on the wing doing nothing.
The 7 seconds when he had the puck on his stick with the powerplay led to damn near one of the best chances for the U.S. in the entire period.
He touched the puck three times while in the offensive zone.
1. Led to a pass to Rielly, for a shot on net.
2. Led to a pass to Trouba, for a shot on net.
3. Led to a nice dangle and a shot that went wide.
__________________ "I really like the way Drew Doughty plays the game. He's like a defenceman version of Erik Karlsson."
With the talent he has, no matter the composition of the lines, Gally needs to make the guys around him better. He is not doing it so far. He's just another player of a really weak offensive squad right now. Not that it's at all relevant, but the kid stays in Juniors. You do not waste a year on half of a season.