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08-03-2011, 02:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Paul Dipietro View Post
I get the whole "keeping a cool head" and "staying conservative" thing, but come on: 45 pts absolutely fantastic? That's essentially what he did last season (over 82 games)

It's all about ice-time and the skill level of his linemates. If we're looking at DD-Eller-AK for most of the season and some PP time, I don't see why we wouldn't EXPECT 0.5-0.7 ppg
Last year he was 7th on the PP depth chart and he'll likely be around the same or lower this year with the emergence of Cole.

Also Eller only had 1 more point than Moen last year. There is no guarantee that Eller is going to light it up this year. 25-30 points would be a realistic projection for Eller, which would put DD in the same 40 point range. He isn't going to get a tonne of top 6 minutes or PP time unless we have a couple of injuries.

Can you name me 5 3rd liners that got 0.5 PPG last year? I can't think of any. Most 2nd liners don't even get a 0.5 PPG pace.

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