Ramblings: Max Domi for Alex Galchenyuk, & If Tavares Leaves, Who Suffers the Most?

Cam Robinson


Alex Galchenyuk. Jean-Yves Ahern / USA Today Sports Images


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