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LATEST NEWS: Montreal Canadiens to re-launch Alex Galchenyuk

Published September 13, 2021 at 6:52 PM

According to information gathered by colleague David Ettedgui, the Montreal Canadiens could re-commit Alex Galchenyuk in order to find out if he wants to play on the left wing. If we summarize the situation, Marc Bergevin would be ready to open the dialogue again with the clan of Alex Galchenyuk. In short, if the former Montreal Canadiens' star player ever wants to play on the left side, he could put on the Habs jersey again.

At the time of writing this brief post, Chucky, now 27, is still on the unrestricted free agent list. He still believes he is an NHL player, so his agents are working hard to land him a deal with a league franchise. Would he be willing to play left wing on a third line? Sure, he played that position with the Toronto Maple Leafs during his brief stay with them.

The only problem I see, personally, is the American's lack of hockey IQ... To stand out on a 3rd unit, a support player, takes a certain refinement that Galchenyuk may not have. He has an excellent shot, which could be used on the massive attack, that being said.

In short, if Galchenyuk ever decides to join the Montreal Canadiens at a low salary, he will be on his 6th team in a little over two years... However, he would be on familiar ground, as he was selected in the 3rd round by the Canadiens in the 2012 auction. He collected a total of 255 points, including 30 goals in 2015-16, in 418 games with the Red, White, and Blue.

By the way, if they want to move him to the left side, does that mean Jonathan Drouin's days are numbered with the Sainte-Flanelle?
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