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01-27-2008, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Brandur View Post
I think Eller cold be just as successful as Perron if the Blues had the luxury of bringing him along slowly as they have for Perron. But you're right, it comes down to numbers. Unless he comes to town and impresses the pants off of Coach Murray, JD and the Blues brass, they simply will not have the roster space to keep him with the team. Any other potential rookies (Berglund, Oshie, Porter, Lemmy) are older and/or further along in development. Throwing Eller into the mix in that situation wouldn't be beneficial to him or the club, IMO. I disagree, however, that he isn't likely to come over. I'm confident he will show up for camp ready to make some noise, and I'm optimistic about his chances of winning a spot in Peoria, as well as his willingness to do so.
I have no doubt that Eller will come to North America for camp (as did Berglund-before returning to Sweden). But did Eller actually say that he'd be willing to play in Peoria NEXT season if he doesn't make the NHL roster out of camp?

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