Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 10/12/13
It’s time to start treating the kids like adults. Going into the National Hockey League season it appeared that Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien would have three well-balanced lines capable of scoring. Based on past performances the potential is still there but over the first four games the Canadiens have been a one-line team and that line is composed of whoever is between youngsters Brendan Gallagher and Alex Galchenyuk. Sophomore jinx? Not for these guys. The Gallys have picked up where they left off last season and have provided the bulk of the Canadiens’ offence. Lars Eller and the Gallys have scored eight of the Canadiens’ 13 goals and have been a model of consistency. But Therrien has insisted on bringing the youngsters along slowly an outdated concept that has been part of the team’s DNA. Every other forward on the Canadiens’ top three lines is averaging more ice time than Gallagher and Galchenyuk. Therrien preaches accountability and says that players must earn the...
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