I wouldn't mind seeing Galchy on the left side of the Pleks line to bring some offense to that line, so far it's all Plekanec. Moen didn't do much for that line. Moen also tends to play well with Eller.
Galchy's defensive game is so good for such a young player. MT had him out there defending the lead in the last few minutes of tonight's game.
No worries here. Vets are in game shape and Gally still has ways before producing at a good pace. He's definitely not winning as much 1 vs 1 battles as he did when he started the year. He has good skating stride, but he will need a better explosion to be effective offensively. Most battles are won in the range of a faceoff circle, so that's why his first 3 steps need to be great.
One thing that is reassuring is that he took some big hits without suffering or being intimidated.
He played 2 or 3 games with Cole on his line, so your theory seems far fetched.
I'd prefer to see him at C, however his last hot streak was on the wing (4 points in 4 games - assist vs CAR, goal @ NYR, goal and an assist vs NYR).
This. Not to mention he tore the OHL a new one playing on the wing. It's not because he's playing wing that he isn't producing. In fact the last few points Eller got, Gally was a big part of, just didn't get the points. If Gally gets 20 points this season it will be a more than acceptable output considering the defensive awareness he's shown and the fact that he missed a whole season of development.
He still hasn't gotten comfortable in the NHL with having the puck on his stick for an extended period of time. Too often he'll go to the corner and throw a bad angle shot on net. Shooting isn't a bad thing but that isn't the sign of a confident hockey player. It'll come.