If David Desharnais, Ryan White can play center for the Habs...there's absolutely no reason why Galchenyuk can't
The reason why people say he's not ready, has more to do with the young player cliché, then it does reality
No one has said he should take over Plekanec's role...but as a 3rd line center, similar to what Eller did last year. There's absolutely no reason why he can't handle that
If he can't, then we need to wonder why we wasted such a high pick on him
You can't possibly think DD and White are on Pleks' level, Lol. Those two can't handle what Pleks does for this team.
No doubt, IT WILL BE a wasted pick if you rush Galchenyuk. Its only his 2nd year, man. And he's just 19, like NINETEEN! Not an ordinary teenager but he's still a teen. Thing is he didn't look good during PP last year and still not ready to kill penalties.
I was hoping the Habs could pawn DD off on Phoenix. Much less likely if they sign Ribs.
There's still Nashville who could use DD.
Honestly DD is a bad fit but he could really turn it around, his offensive instincts are great... but unfortunately he's just not an NHL-level centreman because he lacks nearly all the required fundamentals.