So in the first game or two reports came out about Galchenyuk not being able to skate well enough for the NHL.
So I said, give Chuckie a chance to show what he can do.
Now I've seen enough. This is my impression of him.
It looks like he has the size and hand skills to play. While not fast he really isn't slow. He doesn't seem to be very quick or have lateral movement.
But he really doesn't skate any worse than Eric Stahl or Mikko.
So my question is, is he just lost on wh
I’m kind of thinking this is the case. Koivu will probably retire. So they will be short at least one center. Throw a one year deal at him for cheap. If he takes it great. If not, $9M off the salary cap.
I think it's in his head that he's an expendable player given all the times he been traded recently.
Tough to feel settled in with any team. I wouldn't expect a lightbulb going on turnaround like Fiala, But it does seem likes he's improving a bit with building some chemistry lately.
He's hustling out there. He's winning some draws. I like how he likes to push the pace. I agree with @IllaZilla for the most part though. Offer him a fairly cheap deal, short-term (like a prove it deal) and let him show he's worthy of something more or you deal him.