NHL insiders reveal the best fit for Habs’ first-line right winger

Can you believe one thinks it’s Alex Galchenyuk?

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There is a great spot available in Montreal, as the Canadiens try to figure out who is the best fit on the right wing of Max Pacioretty and Jonathan Drouin

The TSN panel of Hockey Insiders revealed who they believe is the best fit for the Habs, going in the new season. Bob McKenzie and Jeff O'Neil strongly believe Brendan Gallagher is the right man for the job for the full-time status. 

"You need some sand paper on that line, Pacioretty and Drouin are great shooters and play-makers, Gallagher can do a little bit of everything, open up some ice, go to the front of the net, be a pain in the butt to play against, and I think he can fit in fine on that line. It would also allow the Habs to use Ales Hemsky and Artturi Lehkonen on other lines to balance the offense," explained McKenzie. 

However, Dave Poulin believes the Canadiens should give Alex Galchenyuk a chance in that spot.

"They have to figure out if Galchenyuk is a number one winger. And if it is not going to be a center, I like him on his off wing. He scores a lot of goals on that side of the ice, he has shown he can release the puck from that side of the ice, is he a first line player, is he a top-6 player, you have to find out. And the best way to find out is putting him with those two guys!"

Do you agree Habs fans? Who do you want to see on the top line?