Please excuse any glaring errors tonight. My mind is nearly mush from the release of my Final Top-130 2018 NHL Draft Rankings on Thursday night. The time that goes into these rankings is astronomical. Fortunately, it’s a labour of love.
The MAJOR NEWS of the evening was another one-for-one deal done by the Canadiens. Boy, do the Habs ever love a straight up trade.
Fun fact: It was one year to the day that the Habs dealt Sergachev for Drouin.
At first glance, it sure looks like Montreal paid an awfully steep price for a player coming off a nine-goal season – four of which came via the empty-net variety. However, it had become increasingly more clear that Galchenyuk was not in the long-term plans for the Canadiens. His inability to play the middle of the ice resulted in the organization overpaying to land Jonathan Drouin a year ago (another player who can't play the middle of the ice).
Domi and Galchenyuk are comparable in many ways. Galchenyuk is 24. Dom