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Puckers
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 09.06.2011

Jul 24 @ 2:28 PM ET
Just wanted to do a survey.

During the 2012-13 Regular Season, do you think Galchenyuk will:
a) Play 10+ games in the NHL
b) Play less than 10 games in the NHL
c) Play zero games in the NHL

mfreedman
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: Thornhill, ON
Joined: 10.04.2010

Jul 24 @ 2:51 PM ET
A)

Once he gets in there, they will see how good he is and won't be able to bring him back down. You took the guy we wanted, but then again I'm happy with our choice.
willey101
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Am an addict for Habs talk. i
Joined: 10.06.2005

Jul 24 @ 4:38 PM ET
I am hping we don`t even see him for 9 games.
He is not ready for NHL having played limited minutes in the CHL. He needs to develop, add some muscle and come back in 2 years ready.

Now is not the time for this kid.
prock
Nashville Predators
Location: Nice to know how comfortable t, ON
Joined: 08.30.2007

Jul 24 @ 5:06 PM ET
A)

Once he gets in there, they will see how good he is and won't be able to bring him back down. You took the guy we wanted, but then again I'm happy with our choice.

- mfreedman



He's the guy I wanted too, but no way in hell should he be in the NHL. That's essentially jumping from a season at 16 to the NHL, as he missed his season at 17. That's insane.
Richard9
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Montréal
Joined: 07.04.2012

Jul 24 @ 5:44 PM ET
C)

But I don't share the philosophy of willey101. Galchenyuk has already a good size and if he's that good, let him play with the big boys right now.

Shutdown
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: (sad but yummy), NC
Joined: 04.06.2008

Jul 24 @ 5:47 PM ET
he's physically ready for the NHL, and had he played last season I would've kept him on the wing for the 2nd/3rd line.

i wouldn't burn a year off his ELC this season. next year a few rookies will be pushing for spots, and some young guys like Eller and Leblanc will have more prominent roles with the team. Galchenyuk will be part of that.
alex_nrv
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Here and there, QC
Joined: 01.17.2007

Jul 24 @ 8:47 PM ET
B.
I think he will play at least 1 game in the NHL in the regular season, but will be sent down after some games (before he reaches the 10 games mark).

Gallagher and/or Beaulieu are also 2 players who might also play regular season games, and one might stay...
braidan
Referee
Montreal Canadiens
Location: State of Corruption.
Joined: 09.27.2006

Jul 24 @ 8:49 PM ET
C- Let him dominate in Juniors and get confidence and shape back.
willey101
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Am an addict for Habs talk. i
Joined: 10.06.2005

Jul 25 @ 8:27 AM ET
C)

But I don't share the philosophy of willey101. Galchenyuk has already a good size and if he's that good, let him play with the big boys right now.

- Richard9


Big doesn't mean ready. By all accounts Galchenyuk is 6'2 but somewhere under 190 lbs. He's tall and skinny and has not had a complete season of hockey in 2 years.

If he plays more than 9 games then we'll have lost 1 year of his ELC for a player who won;t see premiere minutes.

I just don't want to see the same mistake with him as we did with Latendresse.
Shutdown
Carolina Hurricanes
Location: (sad but yummy), NC
Joined: 04.06.2008

Jul 25 @ 9:27 AM ET
Big doesn't mean ready. By all accounts Galchenyuk is 6'2 but somewhere under 190 lbs. He's tall and skinny and has not had a complete season of hockey in 2 years.

If he plays more than 9 games then we'll have lost 1 year of his ELC for a player who won;t see premiere minutes.

I just don't want to see the same mistake with him as we did with Latendresse.

- willey101

He's around 200lbs

Anything that says he's at 185 is from before last season. He has NHL size right now
top shelf 15
Ottawa Senators
Joined: 11.23.2008

Jul 25 @ 5:13 PM ET
C- Let him dominate in Juniors and get confidence and shape back.
- braidan

This ,best way to bring along kids is slowly
willey101
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Am an addict for Habs talk. i
Joined: 10.06.2005

Jul 26 @ 8:06 AM ET
This ,best way to bring along kids is slowly
- top shelf 15


Exceptions to every rule. Plenty of examples of kids who jumped right to the NHL to dominate
braidan
Referee
Montreal Canadiens
Location: State of Corruption.
Joined: 09.27.2006

Jul 26 @ 10:23 AM ET
Exceptions to every rule. Plenty of examples of kids who jumped right to the NHL to dominate
- willey101

Agreed, however, they had not missed an entire season of junior prior to making the jump.
prock
Nashville Predators
Location: Nice to know how comfortable t, ON
Joined: 08.30.2007

Jul 26 @ 11:02 AM ET
Agreed, however, they had not missed an entire season of junior prior to making the jump.
- braidan



Yep. There is no way Galchenyuk or Rielly should get NHL time this season.
willey101
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Am an addict for Habs talk. i
Joined: 10.06.2005

Jul 26 @ 11:04 AM ET
Agreed, however, they had not missed an entire season of junior prior to making the jump.
- braidan


No doubt. That's why I hope he doesn't see actin in the NHL this year.
DrDoom
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Saint Colomban (Take the road , QC
Joined: 09.16.2005

Jul 26 @ 12:23 PM ET
I'd say B,

They will keep him on 3rd line and give him few 2nd PP time and send
him back after his 9 games (of course if he has 7-8 goals in 9 games,,
they'll keep him up...).

Personally I'd return him after 9 games anyway (9 games in NHL is the
experience of half a season in junior...). We don't need him this year
(i think everyone agree that we wont make a run at the cup next year...).

But we're talking about Montreal, if he scores like crazy and dominate in
his 9 games and they still return him, we'll have a riot... Loll
willey101
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Am an addict for Habs talk. i
Joined: 10.06.2005

Jul 26 @ 1:05 PM ET
I'd say B,

They will keep him on 3rd line and give him few 2nd PP time and send
him back after his 9 games (of course if he has 7-8 goals in 9 games,,
they'll keep him up...).

Personally I'd return him after 9 games anyway (9 games in NHL is the
experience of half a season in junior...). We don't need him this year
(i think everyone agree that we wont make a run at the cup next year...).

But we're talking about Montreal, if he scores like crazy and dominate in
his 9 games and they still return him, we'll have a riot... Loll

- DrDoom



I can hear the Aex, Alex, Alex, Alex chants now
Puckers
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 09.06.2011

Jul 26 @ 4:52 PM ET
I can hear the Aex, Alex, Alex, Alex chants now
- willey101


Kovalev hears it and goes "SEEEEE, they still love me and want me back!!"
willey101
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Am an addict for Habs talk. i
Joined: 10.06.2005

Jul 27 @ 8:35 AM ET
Kovalev hears it and goes "SEEEEE, they still love me and want me back!!"
- Puckers


Sad thing, there are problem 50,000 or more Montrealers who want Kovalev back
alex_nrv
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Here and there, QC
Joined: 01.17.2007

Jul 27 @ 11:33 AM ET
Sad thing, there are problem 50,000 or more Montrealers who want Kovalev back
- willey101


I don't know if we can really confirm that. I love Kovalev, and I know a lot of people who also like him.
We cannot argue on his skills and talent. Yes, there are people who don't have a clue about the game, but most knows he won't bring much to the table back in the NHL. I don't know any Kovalev haters, and I don't know anyone who would like him back in Montreal/NHL.

And personally, for the same reasons, I'm kind of glad Montreal didn't brought Jagr in. One of the best talent ever, still can put up a show, but his time has past.

Side note: Dominik Hasek, really? His time has past too.
Durandal
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Sherbrooke, QC
Joined: 09.16.2005

Jul 27 @ 12:26 PM ET
Same as Laraque or Begin, their time have passed too (they aren't superstars, but at one point or another, they were very good at what they were doing).

I will say that it was too bad Kovy didn't stay to finish off his career in Mtl. I think it would have finished in a much bigger bang than with Ottawa.
alex_nrv
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Here and there, QC
Joined: 01.17.2007

Jul 27 @ 1:09 PM ET
Same as Laraque or Begin, their time have passed too (they aren't superstars, but at one point or another, they were very good at what they were doing).

I will say that it was too bad Kovy didn't stay to finish off his career in Mtl. I think it would have finished in a much bigger bang than with Ottawa.

- Durandal


His ending was a flop. It's sad. Even if he does come back in the NHL for one last stint, I don't think he'll show up like Jagr. But let's remember Kovalev for what/who he is/was, not how he ended in the NHL.

On a side note, I'm okay with Darche not being resigned, but HIS time hasn't past yet. I really hope he can find work in the NHL, not far from Montreal and his family.
kehmesis
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Gatineau, QC
Joined: 09.16.2005

Jul 27 @ 3:24 PM ET
I think he's returned to the juniors after 9 games.
jordan456789
Joined: 10.27.2007

Jul 27 @ 8:57 PM ET
His ending was a flop. It's sad. Even if he does come back in the NHL for one last stint, I don't think he'll show up like Jagr. But let's remember Kovalev for what/who he is/was, not how he ended in the NHL.

On a side note, I'm okay with Darche not being resigned, but HIS time hasn't past yet. I really hope he can find work in the NHL, not far from Montreal and his family.

- alex_nrv


Lets remember what Kovalev for what he was, someone that only showed up sometimes and never produced what his talent should have. Only in Montreal do fans love someone like Kovalev.
Richard9
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Montréal
Joined: 07.04.2012

Jul 28 @ 5:34 PM ET
Lets remember what Kovalev for what he was, someone that only showed up sometimes and never produced what his talent should have. Only in Montreal do fans love someone like Kovalev.
- jordan456789

Fortunately for Montreal hockey fans, most of them were enough knowledgeable to appreciate his game and to recognize what he did for us in the playoffs.

''Only in Montreal do fans love''... ?
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