BigTed3 Posted April 20, 2017 Report Share Posted April 20, 2017 4 minutes ago, Ravadak said: The answer for me would be quite simple to your question. I would rather have Galchenyk. However I am not sure the coaching staff feels that way. If they did I am sure he would have been starting on one of the top two lines not on the 4th line in the first round of the playoffs. i think your question should not be about who we already have but who we could get by moving Galchenyk. The thing about coaches is this: they're a group who are inherently not willing to take risk. They want to play it safe, they want to take the path that exposes themselves to the least amount of criticism. And I think every coach will tell you they'd rather lose a game 2-1 than lose one 6-5. Coaches want to see sound defence, and they don't care that much about how flashy a player is. They want safe. So it takes a brilliant coach to recognize that a guy like Galchenyuk can be weak defensively but still be a bigger asset than a liability because of how skilled he is at the other end of the rink. You can go out and find another Danault or Byron or Mitchell. Sound defensive guys can be replaced. It's much harder to replace a Galchenyuk, almost impossible. Look at how long the Habs have been searching for a true #1 center. He's the first guy in maybe 20 years that could potentially fill that role. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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