This article is part of our NHL Waiver Wire series.
The Waiver Wire – For the Week of December 21 – December 28
Better Than You Think
Alex Galchenyuk C, MTL – Even though he was picked third overall in 2012 by the Canadiens, Galchenyuk so far looks to be the pick of the litter for that draft year. While top pick Nail Yakupov has languished in Edmonton, the Belarussian-American has blossomed in La Belle Province, recording 58 points in 113 games prior to the start of this season; good totals, we should say, for a teenager in the NHL. This season, however, he has discovered the lethality that made him such a high draft pick – in 33 games he has 22 points, including nine goals. In fact, just the past week he scored his first NHL hat trick against the Hurricanes. If he can continue his production, he'll approach 60 points in a season as a 20 year old. He's smart with the p
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