JiC was harsh with Brendan Gallagher on his show

Published November 18, 2021 at 6:35 PM

Like his team, Brendan Gallagher is also having a dismal start to the season. The Habs' number 11 is having a hard time justifying the $6.5 million annual salary he receives with his new six-year contract.

Host Jean-Charles Lajoie would like to see Gallagher on the fourth line when Mike Hoffman returns to the lineup. Because of his poor offensive production, he does not deserve to be in the top lineup according to JiC.

On the other hand, his collaborator and former NHL player, Philippe Boucher, doesn't agree. "If he continues to be undisciplined, that's how you would send him a message, but with the contract he has and what he represents in the locker room, you have no choice but to play him in your top-9. It's a bit of a no-win situation," he admitted.

Let's remember that Gallagher didn't help his cause in the last game against the Rangers, when he took a very bad penalty with only 28 seconds left in the game. His act of frustration did not help his team at all.

"The Canadiens could have come back into the game, but it ended with the penalty. It took away any chance of getting a point. It was clearly an act of frustration on his part. Gallagher has to be a leader, but unfortunately, it came out the wrong way. He could have settled the score at another time," he added.

How do you get Brendan Gallagher going again? What would you do to shake up the Tricolore's number 11 and have him bring more to the CH?
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