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06-17-2010, 08:43 PM
E = CH²
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Originally Posted by vokiel View Post
They don't do this in Montreal and historically speaking they haven't done so in many years. Chipchura, Maxwell, Lapierre and Plekanec all started on the 4th line then were progressively given more important roles on 3rd, & 2nd. I don't expect Eller to be given any different treatment. If one of Pouliot or AK just misses the boat completely, then I'd see Eller being tried out on the wing.

Only on these boards, where prospects are always overestimated, you find people slotting inexperienced players who aren't superstars in these kind of roles.
I 100% agree. In my mind, there's no way that Eller can fill Plekanec's position. But should Plekanec not sign, there aren't a ton of options out there to replace him.

Also, injuries could force Eller into that spot.

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