Canadiens already clear-cut winners of Max Domi-Alex Galchenyuk trade

Sportsnet

Forgive us for breaking one of the cardinal rules of sports analysis, but we’re judging one of the NHL’s biggest summer trades just seven months after it was made.

Based on several factors — the age difference between the players involved, the contractual status of both of them (one will become an unrestricted free agent before the other), the money being paid to both, and the difference in production between them to date — the deal that sent Alex Galchenyuk away from the Montreal Canadiens and brought Max Domi back from the Arizona Coyotes on June 16 is a win for the Canadiens.

The 23-year-old Domi thriving at centre with Montreal and the 24-year-old Galchenyuk being relegated to the wing after his first 17 games with Arizona makes it a clean one, and we don’t see that changing over time.

Yes, we’ve considered that Galchenyuk, who has 11 points in 23 games, suffered an injury in training camp that required a minor procedure and forced him to the sidelines until the eighth game of the season; that he produced eight points in his first nine games at centre; that it’s still early in his tenure with the Coyotes; and that Domi, who’s producing at an unprecedented rate in his first full year at centre in the NHL, could be in for a course correction.

#hockey, #professional

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