https://www.prohockeyrumors.com/2017/10 ... treal.html
Julien doesn't like his perimeter play and poor back checking, weaker faceoff skills. Galchy seems destined to be traded soon. Could be a solid reclamation project.After the Candiens went out this summer and acquired Jonathan Drouin, trade speculation spiked around Galchenyuk as the team seemed to have moved on.
Still, they did reach a three-year deal that will pay Galchenyuk $4.9MM per season, and all seemed to settle for a while during training camp. Now though, Galchenyuk has been dropped to the fourth line as part of a shakeup by Julien following the team’s early season struggles. The young forward doesn’t seem thrown off by it, telling Matt Cudzinowski of NHL.com that he just wants to help the team.
Speaking of the Habs they obviously would love Duchene but they traded their bluechipper dman for Drouin that the Avs want in any deal so they don't have the assets to make a move like that unless they can try a 3way deal.
People still bewildered Tavares isn't re-signed by now, NYI folks getting paranoid.