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07-30-2011, 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by habitue View Post
It's hard to forecast how many ppoints DD gonna have this year. is he gonna play on the 3rd or 4th line ? Is he gonna play at center or on a wing ?

I have no doubt DD will adapt pretty well to NHL play like he has done at every levels he played before despite his size.

Nathan Gerbe and Tyler Innis from Buffalo are two measuring sticks.

If DD can get around 40 points this year, it's gonna be a huge accomplishment. I expect our two first centermen (Pleks and Gomez) to be way more productive than last season.

Overall, I think DD has more offensive potential than Eller.
I agreed with you until that last part. Are you kidding me?! Eller's not even scratching the surface offensively. Eller is a natural centre who skates very well and has the size and stride to cover lots of ice. Yet he was played wing half the time. When he was brought back to centre he started looking solid.

Anyways, this is about DD. I don't think DD can handle centre higher than the 3rd line. Actually I don't think he can handle centre at all. His game fits so much better on the left wing.

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