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#11 Brendan Gallagher
Alternate Captain

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Position: Right Wing
Shoots: Right
Birthplace: Edmonton, AB, CAN 6UKXtFw.png
Birth date: 6 May 1992
Age: 25
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 182 lbs
Drafted by: Montréal
Draft Year: 2010 Round 5 (147th Overall)

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Stats | NHL.com | Contract Info

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1 hour ago, ramcharger440 said:

Bounce back year or is this as good as it gets?

Top 10 5-on-5 possession production, better than Pacioretty, Forsberg, Matthews, Malkin, McDavid, Kucherov, Panarin, Oshie, Rick Nash, Ovechkin, Parise, Draisaitl, and Kessel. Better 5-on-5 defence than Thornton, Getzlaf, Hossa, Toews, and Kesler. Similar 5-on-5 primary point production as Ovechkin, Nash, Parise, Marchessault, Domi, and better than Kessel, Burakovsky, and Krejci. All with a nearly flat PDO and an on-ice 5-on-5 shooting percentage nearly a third of a standard deviation below the mean.

I mean, if this is as good as it gets... aw shucks? There's this narrative that Gallgher has taken some massive setback, and it's just not supported by reality. His 5-on-5 primary point production has been right around one standard deviation above the league mean for forwards with at least 250 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time for the last 3 seasons. His 5-on-5 possession has been improving, though, and his on-ice shooting percentage is stabilizing. Since 2013 among forwards with at least 1,000 minutes of 5-on-5 ice time, he's 91st for 5-on-5 primary point production, 47th for 5-on-5 CF%, and 6th in 5-on-5 shot event production—that's Bergeron and Thornton territory, with a roughly average on-ice 5-on-5 shooting percentage. And most of that under one of the worst coaches of the last decade!

Raw all situations base totals are seriously not a friend when trying to assess NHL players.

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He's here to produce primary points. Which, as I detailed above, he does.

Raw all situation point and goal totals are not illuminating in general, but particularly not on a team with a power play as historically terrible as ours has been for a while.

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That hand injury really hurt him last year.  He said in an interview that for several months after coming back he couldnt grip his stick properly. Imagine trying to take shots if you cant hold your stick!

I think he's going to have a very good year.  I wish he was reunited with chucky though.  They both play better when together. 

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stats can be deceiving, our newly bought Washington defenseman has a plus 23 rating, but he also comes from a team that has not been shy of scoring ..

so obviously he will be in the plus.

as seen here, Gallagher has great stats, .. but I must agree with those in doubt, .. how good is Montreal really going to be?

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On 6/28/2017 at 11:26 AM, ramcharger440 said:

Sorry I really don't have any idea how the stats work I guess.

What he's getting at is Gallagher produces points at an elite rate at even strength and just doesn't get much PP time to pad his stats. If he were getting most of his points on the PP I'd be worried about his raw production, but there's literally a handful of guys on the planet that produce even strength points/shots like Gallagher does.

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  • 3 months later...

I think most of us expect a big rebound season from Gallagher -  Travis Yost explains why, assuming he stays healthy, its all but a given he'll be back to his old scoring numbers this year.   I think, actually, if that first line stays in tact, he may have career numbers .

 

http://www.tsn.ca/talent/bet-on-gallagher-having-a-rebound-season-1.876354

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14 minutes ago, jennifer_rocket said:

So much talk about trading Galchenyuk... have we considered a potential return for Gallagher? He seems like the type of player who would be over-rated by other GMs.

oh man he's right there behind patchy on my trade list.

you are bang on, he probably still has decent trade value, and we better capitalize on it quick because IMO we have seen by far the best this guy has to give and we will not see it again.  His hand is wreckage, he cant shoot or deke anymore. He is too small to keep up the grind of playing his crash the net game, and honestly its already gotten exponentially more ineffective to my eye test. it actually hurts me to say this, but going back to last year id have to say I see pretty much nothing from him and I think hes wasting a spot in the top 6. 

if we could turn him into ...anything really, id be happy to do it.

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4 hours ago, jeff33 said:

oh man he's right there behind patchy on my trade list.

you are bang on, he probably still has decent trade value, and we better capitalize on it quick because IMO we have seen by far the best this guy has to give and we will not see it again.  His hand is wreckage, he cant shoot or deke anymore. He is too small to keep up the grind of playing his crash the net game, and honestly its already gotten exponentially more ineffective to my eye test. it actually hurts me to say this, but going back to last year id have to say I see pretty much nothing from him and I think hes wasting a spot in the top 6. 

if we could turn him into ...anything really, id be happy to do it.

I have no idea if he will ever score 24 goals again (I suspect he might not), but I do believe other GMs might still value him. He's someone I would consider shopping to see what the potential return is. Trading him alone is not going to fix our defensive problems, but he has the potential to be part of a package.

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4 hours ago, jeff33 said:

oh man he's right there behind patchy on my trade list.

you are bang on, he probably still has decent trade value, and we better capitalize on it quick because IMO we have seen by far the best this guy has to give and we will not see it again.  His hand is wreckage, he cant shoot or deke anymore. He is too small to keep up the grind of playing his crash the net game, and honestly its already gotten exponentially more ineffective to my eye test. it actually hurts me to say this, but going back to last year id have to say I see pretty much nothing from him and I think hes wasting a spot in the top 6. 

if we could turn him into ...anything really, id be happy to do it.

Everyone knows he is a shadow of a player he once was, his hands are crushed and he will never be the same. One must admire his spirit, but unfortunately it's not enough.

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