Unless Alex Galchenyuk turns into the second coming of Lindsay Vallis, your Montreal Canadiens had a successful 2012 draft.
We may not see the results for a while.
Galchenyuk played only eight games for Sarnia after pre-season knee surgery. Barring a spectacular training camp, he’s likely headed back to the OHL.
None of the other draftees is going to crack the big team’s lineup.
But in a year or two …
Marc Bergevin said he had targeted Galchenyuk since becoming the Canadiens’ general manager. And he got him.
On Day 2 of the draft, the Canadiens landed three players many had expected might go on Day 1: Sebastien Collberg, Dalton Thrower and Tim Bozon.
And they drafted a trio of sleepers in Brady Vail, Charles Hudon and Erik Nystrom.
Again, the seven draftees aren’t going to be waving at fans in a Stanley Cup parade next June.
But by all accounts, Timmins and his team did a solid job of finding promising youngsters for Bergevin’s new development staff.
• But Kevin Allen of USA Today wasn’t overly impressed
• François Gagnon: Patience with Galchenyuk