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   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 what to do, or is he just going through the motions and waiting for next year.

If he is that lost, why play him as much as they do?

If he's just coasting, why play him at all.

I say move him to the 4th line and give Donato his spot.

 

Am I off base with this, what do the rest of you think.

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Speaking as a guy who was all over him in his first few years as a Hab - Waiting for him to be "used right to showcase his skills" - what you are seeing presently is what you get, unfortunately.

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54 minutes ago, lynxrattle said:

Looks WYSIWYG to me as well.

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I've liked him at Center more than I've liked him as a winger.  I would offer him a cheap deal and see if he takes it.  I'm pretty sure this is his last NHL chance.  

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1 hour ago, Tomdog said:

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WYSIWYG = What You See Is What You Get

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36 minutes ago, CreaseAndAssist said:

I've liked him at Center more than I've liked him as a winger.  I would offer him a cheap deal and see if he takes it.  I'm pretty sure this is his last NHL chance.  

But do you like him more than mayhew at wing and donato at center. 
because I don’t see him doing anything. 

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My uneducated guess, is that  going forward, the Wild are desperate for centers.   Galchenyuk, a former number 3 overall pick, who once scored 30 goals for Montreal , is forced on Guerin (to make the trade work cap wise).   So Guerin is giving him (guessing again on the # of games) 10 games at center to see if he can resurrect himself to the potential he once had.   So far, skating better than I thought he was capable, but the production isn't there.   Of course, putting him with a struggling Zucc and a 3rd line forward (Foligno) is not a perfect scenario.   That said, he's probably getting more of a chance then the last 3 years would indicate he deserves.

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12 minutes ago, 4Check said:

My uneducated guess, is that  going forward, the Wild are desperate for centers.   Galchenyuk, a former number 3 overall pick, who once scored 30 goals for Montreal , is forced on Guerin (to make the trade work cap wise).   So Guerin is giving him (guessing again on the # of games) 10 games at center to see if he can resurrect himself to the potential he once had.   So far, skating better than I thought he was capable, but the production isn't there.   Of course, putting him with a struggling Zucc and a 3rd line forward (Foligno) is not a perfect scenario.   That said, he's probably getting more of a chance then the last 3 years would indicate he deserves.


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. 

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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.

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As far as centres the Wild have Nico Sturm in Iowa. Big German and we might as well add another country to the Wild United Nations squad. And we have a Swede, Victor Rask sitting so Mayhew can do his best impression of Stephan Vielluex.

Next season

1 Staal

2 EEK

3 Sturm

4 Gallchenyuk

5 Rask

 I like Kunin at right wing but organization may want to develop as a center. For depth they have the Johnson kid from Grand Forks in Iowa.

 

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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.  

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He really should be ready to accept a prove-it deal. There aren't many teams left ready to give him a chance.

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After watching him play the last 2 games, I don’t think I would bring him back unless he could improve his skating. 
I’m not sure if he is overweight or just slow, but his skating is really holding him back. 

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14 games, 7 points. +/- +2. If after the season it's still something like that, perhaps he'd be worth keeping. Tough decision this one. Risky, if not cheap.

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6 hours ago, Tomdog said:

After watching him play the last 2 games, I don’t think I would bring him back unless he could improve his skating. 
I’m not sure if he is overweight or just slow, but his skating is really holding him back. 

 

I don't think he's overweight, and by what I've heard...he's put a lot of time trying to work on improving his explosiveness.  He was noted for staying later after practices to keep working on it.  I think his attitude is in the right place.  I'm more concerned about his decision-making with the puck than his skating.  While he's shown some finishing ability and he can dangle pretty well, he can make some really ludicrous decisions with the puck.  The kind of mistakes you normally don't see in players that have advanced beyond pee wees.  

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Last year we questioned fiala’s decisions as well. 
If he can improve his skating I think the rest will come. 
I just don’t know if he can improve his skating enough. 

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For me, the question is.....is Galchenyuk good enough to be the Wild's future 2nd line center?   IMO, he's not going to be a #1C. And with JEE and Sturm IMO the likely #3 and #4 future C's,  2C would be the only slot for him.     Personally,  though he has been good at times, I'm not yet convinced.  Certainly not for a long term commitment.  But perhaps short term until Khovanov or any other future draft picks (fingers crossed) are ready.   Still hoping Guerin pulls off a deal(s) that upgrades one or miraculously both top 2 center slots.  

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On ‎3‎/‎9‎/‎2020 at 7:08 PM, 4Check said:

  Still hoping Guerin pulls off a deal(s) that upgrades one or miraculously both top 2 center slots.  

 

*POOOOF*

 

Guerin has granted your wish!   Meet the Wild's two new Top 2 Centers:

 

Bjugstad and M. Johanssen

 

🤣

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19 hours ago, Fargocase said:

 

*POOOOF*

 

Guerin has granted your wish!   Meet the Wild's two new Top 2 Centers:

 

Bjugstad and M. Johanssen

 

🤣

 

Better than Slow ass Staal and Koivu. I bet we get Ehlers for Dumba.

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2 hours ago, TonyOday said:

 

Better than Slow ass Staal and Koivu. I bet we get Ehlers for Dumba.

Debatable... Both of them were slow but I don't think those two can replace them. At this rate the Wild will next season be the Wings of 19-20.

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No matter, fast or slow. It seems we might finally get to draft heaven in this tank.

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      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.
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      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.  

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