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01-06-2013, 03:13 PM
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So with Gally's phenominal world juniors does anyone think the Habs are going to call him up to the big club? I thought I remembered them saying that they were going to if the lockout ended but maybe I'm just imagining things.
I think he'll be brought in to camp. I wouldn't be surprised if he gets ~some~ NHL games but they may send him back before his 10th unless he really looks like he belongs top 6.

I get the feeling Bergevin will add another potential top 6 forward, a guy taht may play 3rd line and step up in case of injury...Knuble Sykora Huselius type reclamation project.

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01-06-2013, 03:17 PM
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He'll definitely be given a shot at camp but don't expect him to crack the line-up. Barring any injuries we have a full roster. Being called up during a reduced season may be a little more unlikely than had it been a full season. Who knows though, circumstances throughout the year may get him a few games in a Habs uniform. I'd love to see him on the ice opening night just to see how he performs at a higher level of play but hey, time will tell.
What are Habs' coaches going to see in a very short training camp that Gally didn't already show at the Juniors?

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01-06-2013, 03:25 PM
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What are Habs' coaches going to see in a very short training camp that Gally didn't already show at the Juniors?
There's still a huge gap between the junior and NHL level players.

I'd give him 9 games because it's not worth it to waste a year of his 3 year deal to play on a mediocre environment.

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01-06-2013, 03:25 PM
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What are Habs' coaches going to see in a very short training camp that Gally didn't already show at the Juniors?
Why would you deprive him of training camp and possibly up to 9 NHL games? (if that's still how it works with the new CBA)

I'd rather see him at training camp and play a few games for the next week or two, than to have him go back to Sarnia right away.

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01-06-2013, 03:26 PM
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Phenomenal world juniors? Did I miss something?

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01-06-2013, 03:30 PM
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I'm okay with 9 games so he gets a taste of the speed and strength needed to succeed at the NHL. But no way in hell should we bring him up for the whole season. Mtl fans are just too harsh - we would kill the kid's confidence within a year. Let's groom him slow and steady with lots of time in Juniors and on the farm (similar to how the Sens handled Spezza after screwing it up with Daigle)

He'll be gold in 2-3 years

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01-06-2013, 03:31 PM
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Does anyone think Galchenyuk is even close to playing at NHL standards? IMO, It would be an indecent way to introduce a future pillar of the team. He needs a lot more seasoning at a lower level.

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01-06-2013, 03:32 PM
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There are two major holes in the Canadiens line up: (1) an experienced and physical "stay at home" D who can eat a lot of ES minutes (they never find a replacement for Hamrlik) and (2) a top 2 lines gifted winger. Those holes are big enough for me to consider our Habs as a "no playoff team".

Galchenyuk may answer one of our needs so I wish he stays in Montreal.

I hope for:

Pacioretty – Plekanec *1 – Cole
Galchenyuk – Desharnais – Bourque (if anyone can jump start Bourque, it's Desharnais)
Moen – Eller – Gionta (I am a fan of Gionta; this line would receive a lot of ES minutes)
Prust – Nokelainen – White (Nokelainen is a solid and right handed faceoff specialist)

Btw... anyone knows if the 10 games trial for junior's players has been included in the new agreement?



PS *1 any news regarding Plekanec's injury?

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Does anyone think Galchenyuk is even close to playing at NHL standards? IMO, It would be an indecent way to introduce a future pillar of the team. He needs a lot more seasoning at a lower level.
I understand your point of view but, in recent years, a lot of top picks made the NHL at 18 or 19 years old. They made the NHL and they had an impact.

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01-06-2013, 03:34 PM
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He had a decent WJC, one can argue that he wasn't used to his advantage but still he wasn't he wasn't forechecking and sometimes was simply floating. Preferably we should invite him to camp but under no circumstances should we keep him all year long.

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01-06-2013, 03:36 PM
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There are two major holes in the Canadiens line up: (1) an experienced and physical "stay at home" D who can eat a lot of ES minutes (they never find a replacement for Hamrlik) and (2) a top 2 lines gifted winger. Those holes are big enough for me to consider our Habs as a "no playoff team".

Galchenyuk may answer one of our needs so I wish he stays in Montreal.

I hope for:

Pacioretty – Plekanec *1 – Cole
Galchenyuk – Desharnais – Bourque (if anyone can jump start Bourque, it's Desharnais)
Moen – Eller – Gionta (I am a fan of Gionta; this line would receive a lot of ES minutes)
Prust – Nokelainen – White (Nokelainen is a solid and right handed faceoff specialist)

Btw... anyone knows if the 10 games trial for junior's players has been included in the new agreement?



PS *1 any news regarding Plekanec's injury?



I understand your point of view but, in recent years, a lot of top picks made the NHL at 18 or 19 years old. They made the NHL and they had an impact.
That second line would be a sieve.

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01-06-2013, 03:37 PM
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What are Habs' coaches going to see in a very short training camp that Gally didn't already show at the Juniors?
A chance to compete against men, a chance to "gel" with teammates so Therrien can gauge early on what type of chemistry he could build with line mates in the event he needs to be called up.

Most of all, the Habs owe it to their fans to get a glimpse of Gally after this 100+ day debacle of a lockout.

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Let's groom him slow and steady with lots of time in Juniors and on the farm (similar to how the Sens handled Spezza after screwing it up with Daigle)
He can't play on the farm next year. Are you willing to wait until like 2015 to see him in the NHL?

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Most of all, the Habs owe it to their fans to get a glimpse of Gally after this 100+ day debacle of a lockout.
They owe it to their fans to make the proper developmental decisions.

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01-06-2013, 03:41 PM
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That second line would be a sieve.
Bourque had, alongside Darche and Plekanec, a short stint on our shut down line last season. They did a very solid job so I think Bourque is defensively responsible. Plus I would give more evens strength ice time to Plekanec and Eller's lines... hence Gionta playing with Eller.

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01-06-2013, 03:43 PM
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So with Gally's phenominal world juniors
I stopped reading after that. Geez. We all love Gally & we are all excited about having such a great potential in our prospect pool but this makes no sense at all. Have you watched any of the games ? I'd say he had about 2 good games, for whatever reason.

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01-06-2013, 03:43 PM
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Pacioretty – Plekanec *1 – Cole
Galchenyuk – Desharnais – Bourque (if anyone can jump start Bourque, it's Desharnais)
Moen – Eller – Gionta (I am a fan of Gionta; this line would receive a lot of ES minutes)
Prust – Nokelainen – White (Nokelainen is a solid and right handed faceoff specialist)
We also have Armstrong, Gomez, Leblanc, Palushaj looking for a roster spot

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01-06-2013, 03:50 PM
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We also have Armstrong, Gomez, Leblanc, Palushaj looking for a roster spot
It seems that Leblanc's ankle injury is still bugging him. It is reminiscent of Lapierre during his last season with us; Lapierre tried to play through his ankle injury but he was not able to give his 100%.

We need Nokelainen right handed faceoff skill imo and White deserves a spot ahead of Armstrong. So I see Armstrong as this team #13 F.

Palushaj's days in Montreal are counted imo: he never stepped his game up when he had his chances. Maybe I am wrong tho: he did show glimpse of urgency during some presences.

Sadly you are probably right about Gomez... he needs to play. Sadly is the key word here!

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01-06-2013, 03:52 PM
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No, unless it's only for a couple games. The kid doesn't need to be thrown to the wolves yet, especially in a shortened year. I'd rather he played than warmed benches.

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We also have Armstrong, Gomez, Leblanc, Palushaj looking for a roster spot
Leblanc and Palushaj are Hamilton bound. They suck ass this year.

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01-06-2013, 04:00 PM
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No, unless it's only for a couple games. The kid doesn't need to be thrown to the wolves yet, especially in a shortened year. I'd rather he played than warmed benches.
My view is that he should get a cup of tea (2-games) and then be on a game-by-game basis with a huge possibility of going back to the CHL after 9-games.

If he doesn't stick out in the first two games, send him back to Sarnia. A likely case since he probably isn't ready.

The only way I'd even dream of keeping him this year, is if he has like 7 or 8 points after 9 games and he's been dangerous.

The only problem with that - is he might actually dominate for a game or two because 75% of the players in this league probably don't even remember how to skate.

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01-06-2013, 04:02 PM
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We also have Armstrong, Gomez, Leblanc, Palushaj looking for a roster spot
Palushaj is out. He won't be back for awhile.

Armstrong was also hurt last I heard. Not sure if he's ready yet.

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I see this season as a wash. Depending how well he does at camp, I'd rather see him stay down and win the scoring title in the OHL and come back to camp next year, a year older, with more confidence and another year that we can keep him before he becomes UFA.

That being said, if he's lights out good at camp and earns a spot, I'm fine with that too.

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Montreal wants him as a center. So yes, he will be invited. They really don't care at what happened at the worlds. Bigger ice, different circumstances...He'll get a chance, don't worry. The Boss himself said it numerous times. He loves the kid.

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01-06-2013, 04:11 PM
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I see this season as a wash. Depending how well he does at camp, I'd rather see him stay down and win the scoring title in the OHL and come back to camp next year, a year older, with more confidence and another year that we can keep him before he becomes UFA.

That being said, if he's lights out good at camp and earns a spot, I'm fine with that too.
Even if he's lights out in camp, he's gotta be lights out in his 9-game stint as far as I'm concerned to stay with the club. If he's just okay (3 or 4 points), he'll probably still be sent back.

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''Bergevin confirme que Galchenyuk sera présent au camp d'entraînement du #CH. Therrien a adoré ce qu'il a vu de lui en Russie.''

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No surprise. Let's hope he continues to impress.

Still crazy to think that my two favourite North American sports clubs brought back former coaches this season (Therrien for the Habs and Gibbons for the Blue Jays).

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