LET’S STOP MAKING EXCUSES
for Galchenyuk. He was the first player drafted by Marc Bergevin after he became GM in Montreal. The Canadiens very much wanted him to succeed, but they finally ran out of patience. As an offensive forward, he will command big money. Teams that fork out big bucks to non-competitive, poor defensive players like Galchenyuk do not win. Domi must avoid the type of horrendous start that he experienced in 2017-18. If he can play the type of two-way, high-energy hockey that resulted in point-per-game production over the final 20 games of the season – with no power-play points – he can help the Canadiens be a competitive team. He will never command the salary of the gifted offensive players. He will provide a better return as a second-line investment than Galchenyuk will provide as a first-line investment. Forget the naysayers in Montreal. For a Stanley Cup contender, Domi over Galchenyuk. Montreal gets the better of the trade.