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Galchenyuk's time in Pittsburgh may be short lived according to one insider

6 novembre 2019
There's no question the Pittsburgh Penguins took a huge risk when they shipped Phil Kessel to Arizona during the latest offseason in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk. Kessel is an established scorer, while Galchenyuk, at 25, is still trying to reach his full potential in the league. Getting sent to Pittsburgh from the Coyotes should have been a fresh start for the forward, but at least one insider believes his time playing along side the likes of Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby could be short.

Josh Yohe, who covers the Penguins for The Athletic, appeared on TVA Sports earlier this week and said he believes Pittsburgh general manager Jim Rutherford may consider placing Galchenyuk back on the trade block. Galchenyuk has only managed six games so far in 2019-20 and has just three assists. Yohe says a bad season likely means Galchenyuk will not be re-signed in Pittsburgh. Furthermore, a good season means the Pens won't be able to afford him and, again, he'd either be shipped out at the trade deadline or left to free agency in the offseason.

For the former 3rd overall pick in 2012, it seems he's damned if he does and damned if he doesn't. Should he leave Pittsburgh, he'll join his fourth team in his career. He was traded from Montreal, the team that drafted him, two seasons ago in exchange for Max Domi of the Coyotes at the time. He spent just one season in Arizona before being shipped out in the Kessel trade. Galchenyuk's best season in the NHL came in 2015-16, when he managed 30 goals and 56 points. Since then, he's failed to even reach the 20 goal mark again, and only cracked the 30 point mark once.
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TOP 20 G A PTS
PATRIC HORNQVIST
3 1 4
SEBASTIAN AHO
2 1 3
ADAM HENRIQUE
2 - 2
SIDNEY CROSBY
1 1 2
LEON DRAISAITL
1 1 2
ANDREW AGOZZINO
- 2 2
JACCOB SLAVIN
- 2 2
JOSH ARCHIBALD
1 - 1
PATRICE BERGERON
1 - 1
CHARLIE COYLE
1 - 1
VALTTERI FILPPULA
1 - 1
DEREK GRANT
1 - 1
JOHN KLINGBERG
1 - 1
KRISTOPHER LETANG
1 - 1
CHARLIE MCAVOY
1 - 1
JEAN-GABRIEL PAGEAU
1 - 1
ANDREW PEEKE
1 - 1
TREVOR VAN RIEMSDYK
1 - 1
ZACHARY WERENSKI
1 - 1
KAILER YAMAMOTO
1 - 1
COMPLETE LIST  
NHL LEADERS
POINTS GP PTS
LEON DRAISAITL
58 92
DAVID PASTRNAK
59 82
CONNOR MCDAVID
55 81
NATHAN MACKINNON
57 80
ARTEMI PANARIN
56 77
BRAD MARCHAND
59 74
JACK EICHEL
57 73
NIKITA KUCHEROV
57 72
PATRICK KANE
58 72
AUSTON MATTHEWS
59 71
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
GOALS GP G
DAVID PASTRNAK
59 42
AUSTON MATTHEWS
59 42
ALEXANDER OVECHKIN
57 40
LEON DRAISAITL
58 33
JACK EICHEL
57 32
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
ASSISTS GP A
LEON DRAISAITL
58 59
JOHN CARLSON
58 54
CONNOR MCDAVID
55 51
BRAD MARCHAND
59 51
JONATHAN HUBERDEAU
58 49
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
DEFENSEMEN GP PTS
JOHN CARLSON
58 69
ROMAN JOSI
57 57
VICTOR HEDMAN
57 49
ALEX PIETRANGELO
58 46
QUINN HUGHES
57 44
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
ROOKIES GP PTS
QUINN HUGHES
57 44
CALE MAKAR
49 42
NICK SUZUKI
61 38
VICTOR OLOFSSON
43 37
DOMINIK KUBALIK
56 35
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
WINS GP W
ANDREI VASILEVSKIY
44 32
JORDAN BINNINGTON
41 24
FREDERIK ANDERSEN
43 24
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
48 24
CAREY PRICE
50 24
COMPLETE STANDINGS  
SHUTOUTS GP SO
ELVIS MERZLIKINS
27 5
MARC-ANDRE FLEURY
42 4
CONNOR HELLEBUYCK
48 4
JAMES REIMER
23 3
JAROSLAV HALAK
26 3
COMPLETE STANDINGS  

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