I really hope Therrien gives this line a chance for a couple games.This is our future first line in my opinion. I'd really like to see what Chucky can do centering for those guys and if they can get any chemistry going.
I just listened to his presser from last night and he hinted as much. DD's play is forcing MT to bring Galchenyuk over to center quicker than they wanted. Alex is still young enough to play on the World Junior Team! How crazy is that?!
Not a good idea. Start galchenyuk off with 13-15 minutes a game at the center position, he needs to learn the defensive game before being put out there as a #1 C.
Overload, come on... Sorry, just wanted to say Overload again. Still though, the PGG would be more of an exploitation line, while the Plekanec line would take the harder matchups. Eller's line would be more of a 2nd line than anything. That's not what I'd like to see though.
Well, unless you consider Eller to be a better player than Tomas Plekanec, yes.
Very we'll said, Pleks is most certainly a better player than Eller though I think Eller has more raw talent on offence than Pleks. But I think what you'll see is Eller and Plekanec's get pretty much the same amount of ice time, with slight differences depending on who's line is producing more and the PP and PK
Yep, I could get on board. I'm not saying I think Leblanc is a top line forward but, I think Leblanc's ability along the boards and his defensive prowess would really compliment Pacioretty and Galchenyuk.
Galchenyuk is without a doubt more comfortable at center. The more he controls the puck the better he is.
That said, he's still learning the defensive side of his game. As responsible he might be, we've seen him struggle at times in his zone. Putting him right away against top line opposition is asking for him to get exposed, considering the responsibilities a center has.
something like this
Bourque-Chucky-Prust(Leblanc for now)