– Field hockey Inside/Out (@HabsIO) August 8, 2023
Because the diminutive forward isn’t on the long-term injured list like Price, the situation is different. 12 months a year (when he’s healthy, at least), he eats up $6.5 million under the salary cap.
And when he’s healthy, Gally isn’t the player he once was. The Habs’ #11, who is a crowd favorite (and rightly so) in Montreal, doesn’t roll offensively like he did in his heyday. It’s not exactly easy to manage.
What’s difficult for him is to take his stride. Just when he’s starting to feel good on the ice, another injury seems to set him back to square one, making it all the more frustrating for the man who probably just wants to play the way he used to.
And it’s not the fact that he’ll be healthy this summer that will make all the veteran’s problems go away.
Let’s face it: for the fans, for the club and for the player and his family, it would be desirable for Gally to stay healthy. But if the past is a guarantee of the future, it’s not a sure thing.
And that’s even if the CH has made changes to try to keep the guys healthier.
That’s been the case for a few seasons now.
There’s a lot of respect for Gally, because everyone knows that he’s given his body for the good of the Habs over the last ten years. He’s respected for that and deserves a special place in the CH’s recent history in my eyes.
But right now, it’s difficult. His big contract, as was to be expected, is a drag on the Habs, and even though Gallagher is doing everything he can to keep it that way, he’s not as young as he used to be.
I hope for the sake of everyone involved that “the fact that he’s healthy this summer” will carry over into the season. But unfortunately, I’ll believe it when I see it.
– I like it.
– Xcel Energy Center (@XcelEnergyCtr) August 8, 2023
– I’m going to miss this when the Yankees fire him.
It was the 32nd ejection of his career and sixth this season, a career high. https://t.co/diWAIrct3r
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) August 8, 2023
– Erik Karlsson will speak to the media at 11:15am.
Erik Karlsson will meet with the Pittsburgh media today at 11:15 am in Cranberry.
– Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_PGH) August 8, 2023
– He’s living his best life.
Steph Curry hits the vocals live onstage with @paramore 🎤
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) August 8, 2023
– With good reason.
– theScore NHL (@theScoreNHL) August 8, 2023