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10-13-2011, 11:18 AM
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Yeah I can see easing him in, but I cant see the face off thing since I am sure I read somewhere that DD was at a whopping 33% or around that area. Eller just plays better from center than the wing but I am sure it'll all work out.
There's no doubt about it that Desharnais has been brutal on the dot. However, the most important question with regards to Eller's development isn't whether or not he can perform better than Desharnais has in draws so far, it's whether Eller can improve on his own weaknesses from last year. Throwing him at centre if he's not entirely ready for all the responsibilities involved probably isn't the best way to achieve this end.
When he's ready to go, he'll end up supplanting Desharnais for the 3rd line centre role. In the meantime, a little bit of patience will benefit Eller greatly in the long run.
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