With his trade today to Nashville, pending UFA Alex Galchenyuk is now with a 9th different #NHL team over the last 5 years:
2019-20: Pittsburgh & Minnesota
– Joey Kenward (@kenwardskorner) June 24, 2023
Looking back on Alex Galchenyuk’s career, it’s hard not to see him as a wasted talent. After all, we’re talking about a former third overall pick in the 2012 draft who has already scored 30 NHL goals, but has been racking up Air Miles points since leaving Montreal.
It’s worth remembering, however, that he won’t be playing in Nashville, even though he was traded there this week: he only went the other way to free up a contract in Colorado following the arrival of Ryan Johansen.
Obviously, a lot has been said about his father’s involvement in his career and his tendency to be a bit too much at the party, but what’s surprising is to see that he seems to have regressed, particularly in terms of his skating stroke.
And now, potentially, there’s an explanation.
In the Les Bienveillants podcast, a man explains that he is at the root of the decline in the former Canadien’s career, having apparently given him fake power skating lessons.
@les_bienveillants My sincerest apologies to Galchenyuk #quebec #lnh #nhl #leafs #habs #podcast #canadiens #hockey #balado #cinéma #baladodiffusion #tiktokqc #tiktokquebec #cinéma #films #canada ♬ its original – lesbienveillants
The problem was, he ran into Galchenyuk that night, and the next day, Chucky ‘s agent wired him $15,000 to teach the Canadiens’ forward a lesson. Since he needed the money, he decided to play along and sent some video clips of some of the league’s top skaters to give Galchenyuk some pointers.
However, the fake coach explains that, although Chucky seemed to be improving, he wasn’t: his skating was getting worse and worse, and this had repercussions on his game. Hence the man’s comment that he “ruined” Galchenyuk’s career.
In reality, it’s debatable whether this story has any basis in fact. After all, it’s a bit odd that no one has heard of this before, and the question arises as to whether there really were fake power skating lessons from a charlatan that ruined the former Tricolore forward’s skating stroke.
Maybe he’s just trying to get attention, too.
Nevertheless, the story is intriguing enough to make you wonder if there’s any truth to it. We’ll probably never know, but it’s still intriguing, isn’t it?
– Historic moment in MLB, as Domingo German pitches the 24th perfect game in league history.
It’s the first time since 2012 that a pitcher has achieved the feat. https://t.co/wuw12GF8mw
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) June 29, 2023
Buffalo Sabres U26 Core:
– Tage Thompson
– Rasmus Dahlin
– Dylan Cozens
– Jack Quinn
– JJ Peterka
– Mattias Samuelsson
– Owen Power
– Henri Jokiharku
– Devon Levi
– Noah Ostlund
– Jiri Kulich
– Matt Savoie
– Zach Benson
That has to be the best in the league right? pic.twitter.com/cBp4ZS96Hl
– Big Head Hockey (@BigHeadHcky) June 29, 2023
– News on Auston Matthews.
Contract talks between the #LeafsForever and Auston Matthews continue, but a deal is not yet close. He loves Toronto, and he wants to win, that much is clear. I’m told his next deal will be 3, 4 or 5 years max, not beyond. Will have more on this as the week progresses.
– David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) June 28, 2023
– Great read.
A bit of reading while we wait for the draft to begin: Benoît Groulx reflects on his departure from Syracuse.
“I’m talking to teams, I’ve had interviews. But I’m tired of saying it, I’ve been saying it for 12 years! It’s redundant!“https://t.co/cVamknyrc4
– Guillaume Lefrançois 🟦🇨🇿 (@glefrancoisLP) June 28, 2023
– To be continued.
Some talk the Hurricanes have been exploring the trade market today on Pesce.
– David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) June 29, 2023