Galchenyuk has missed his 3 straight game with LBI.... Rough go in Arizona.
I hated how the whole Galchenyuk situation went down. Him playing 4th line in the playoffs was a joke. That's not going to get the best out of a player, it was more Julien slapping him on the wrist... I understand he could be frustrating at times, but that's a 30 goal scorer, on a team that was eliminated from the playoffs because they couldn't score goals. Centre or not, this kid was in the dog house.
Galchenyuk scored 30 goals his first full year at centre and then put up 24 points in his first 24 games the following season; before a significant knee injury....People had a right to be frustrated with how that whole situation was handled.
Arizona has more depth at centre, so it's more understandable that he moves to wing. Montreal had NOTHING of substance at centre. I can also almost guarantee that at some point in time he'll be back down the middle.