Lars Eller ready for season opener.
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07-19-2011, 02:05 PM
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As much of a McGuire fan as I used to be, his opinions and scouting reports, as it pertains to the Habs, have turned into egotistical rantings. I still contend that he knows his hockey, but if he doesn't see the potential in this kid, then there's something askew.
I don't think you need 20 years of experience in hockey to recognize the compete level, hands and vision shown during limited ice-time by young Larry. Whether he reaches his full potential or not, is another question for Pierre to ponder, but to call him a marginal player so early in his career with what he's shown so far shows a lack of objectivity.
Add another 5-10lbs of muscle to that, and I think we have a top 2 line center for years to come. He won't get a tremendous amount of PP this year, so I'll say he tops out at 40 points. Generous for a 3rd liner, I know, but that's how much I think of the kid.
Problem with McGuire is he's too busy ripping the Halak trade to look at Eller objectively.
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