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01-05-2013, 08:52 AM
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Galchenyuk is playing very tentative.
yeah sometimes he's way too quick to get the puck off his stick. The first half of that period looked a lot better than the last half for him.

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01-05-2013, 08:57 AM
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yeah sometimes he's way too quick to get the puck off his stick. The first half of that period looked a lot better than the last half for him.
He is really trying to aim his shot as well instead of just trusting his talent.

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01-05-2013, 09:17 AM
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This game is further proof he should be nowhere near the NHL this year.

Please do the right thing, Habs management.

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01-05-2013, 09:22 AM
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This game is further proof he should be nowhere near the NHL this year.

Please do the right thing, Habs management.
Starting to look that way....

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01-05-2013, 09:23 AM
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This game is further proof he should be nowhere near the NHL this year.

Please do the right thing, Habs management.
I hope so too. I guess he'll have his chance during camp but he will to be lights out. And I don't think he will.

I don't want to look for excuses as well as I've criticize him a few times already....but wouldn't be surprise to hear about an injury. He looks slower than usual and it's not because guys around him are faster.

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01-05-2013, 09:24 AM
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I get the feeling his relative lack of speed hurts him when playing on international size ice. He always look a fraction of a second behind the play.

And yes, he will learn a lot more playing in juniors for the rest of the year than on a limited role, probably struggling, with a really bad Habs team again this year.

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01-05-2013, 09:27 AM
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I hope so too. I guess he'll have his chance during camp but he will to be lights out. And I don't think he will.

I don't want to look for excuses as well as I've criticize him a few times already....but wouldn't be surprise to hear about an injury. He looks slower than usual and it's not because guys around him are faster.
His confidence is really hurting and he isn't taking charge. I don't think he is injured but his tentativeness is more of a result of his current mindset.

He will be ok when he returns to Sarnia.

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01-05-2013, 09:33 AM
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He got a very nice pass from Kuraly, for once, in the slot at the end of the period but the sweden defenseman did a great job to cover him! Lets hope the third period will start like the end of the second!


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01-05-2013, 09:38 AM
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I don't think he is injured but his tentativeness is more of a result of his current mindset.
Barely playing for 2 weeks will probably do that to a guy.

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Barely playing for 2 weeks will probably do that to a guy.
Or could be he is mandated to play within a system leaving zero creativity allowed on the wings.

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01-05-2013, 09:44 AM
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Still wonder, to this day, what Housely saw in that line to not even contemplace mixing it up a little more. He changed his first line because he was unhappy of Grimaldi, yet didn't attempt something with that line who was way less dangerous. If you don't believe in Gally at center, which is the mistake to begin with, why not Trocheck at center, he played much better as the tournament progressed....Trocheck with Gally would have been so much more productive.

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This game is further proof he should be nowhere near the NHL this year.

Please do the right thing, Habs management.
I don't get the bi-polar mentality of this board. Seems to me hockey is a collective sport evaluated on team principles. Maybe he has been given a specific role by Housely.

The only way your statement is right is if points are the only meaningfulness barometer. I think he has been playing solid games and has not hurt his standing.

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01-05-2013, 09:59 AM
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I don't measure it by points. I measure it by in 4 games against quality competition (2 vs CAN, 1 vs RUS, 1 vs SWE), he's barely been visible 5 on 5.

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I don't get the bi-polar mentality of this board. Seems to me hockey is a collective sport evaluated on team principles. Maybe he has been given a specific role by Housely.

The only way your statement is right is if points are the only meaningfulness barometer. I think he has been playing solid games and has not hurt his standing.
His role is not to miss the net at close range. Or not find the open spaces. Or pass it behind a player. Or seemingly missing a step or 2 skating wise. He is seen as an offensive force, hence his presence on the PP. But he looked much more dynamic at the beginning of the tournament. Though he does look better in his last 2 games than against Canada and Russia despite the points.

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I don't measure it by points. I measure it by in 4 games against quality competition (2 vs CAN, 1 vs RUS, 1 vs SWE), he's barely been visible 5 on 5.
He's also not played much 5-on-5 and his linemates are mostly incompetent and never give him the puck.

So there's that too.

I don't want Gally in the NHL either, because I want to maximize the tank so we can get another Gally-like prospect.

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Galchenyuk doesn't have a goal in this game, but I think it has been his strongest game of the tournament. He is flying and playing smart
Retweeted by Rick Moffat

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01-05-2013, 10:05 AM
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Galchenyuk doesn't have a goal in this game, but I think it has been his strongest game of the tournament. He is flying and playing smart
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Expectations were clearly adjusted. And I guess it's a good thing.

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01-05-2013, 10:09 AM
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Expectations were clearly adjusted. And I guess it's a good thing.
Without beating a dead horse, his line mates have not helped. Against the stronger teams you can't do everything by yourself.

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Galchenyuk would have more than 8 points if he wasn't tied to Kuraly, who has the offensive instincts of Mike Blunden.

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Galchenyuk would have more than 8 points if he wasn't tied to Kuraly, who has the offensive instincts of Mike Blunden.
How dare you bash Blunden...

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And again, people will be divided between two groups. One that think he's a future superstar, who didn't play well because of Kuraly/Housley, and another one who believes he was the wrong pick and that we should have drafted future hall of famers like Rielly and Grigorenko.

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And again, people will be divided between two groups. One that think he's a future superstar, who didn't play well because of Kuraly/Housley, and another one who believes he was the wrong pick and that we should have drafted future hall of famers like Rielly and Grigorenko.
The latter is not worth mentioning, only the minority. I personnally think that he will be a top player that will probably need a little more time than some think he should have. I would keep him in the CHL this year, in the NHL next year in a limited role and then you see from there, probably give you a great option as the year progressed.

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Galchenyuk doesn't have a goal in this game, but I think it has been his strongest game of the tournament. He is flying and playing smart
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I think today's game and the game against Canada on Thursday were Gally's best.

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I'm not worried about him at all. But he's not NHL ready right now.

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Gally was playing like a soccer player just positioning himself in little pockets but rarely received the puck back in order to open other linemates back.. i get it. But when you see it doesnt work.. you try to adjust he didnt do it.. whenever its because he couldnt do it or didnt want to do it is irrelevant. I am convinced the bigger surface didnt help him.. he seems like a cerebral player who slows down the play pass it and be well positioned whe he gets the puck back.

I dont know... i sure hope if a season occurs he gets tested a lot with smarter nhl players who will actually follow his flow of the game or he can follow the flow of more structured players.

He could still be nhl ready.. but if he isnt well so be it.

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