Canadiens win in the desert - beats PHX 3-2 OT
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11-12-2011, 07:47 AM
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Eller gets pushed down IMO because he's the one center not named Plekanec that can be counted on to lead a decent defensive line. Against Phoenix the lack of depth due to injuries positioned him to be the only guy availible guy that could carry the third line while DD was the third wheel on unit carried by his wingers. Just like how he played against Edmonton's best two way line for most of the night with only Moen and Darche to help him. Or how he got hard-matched against Krejci against Boston.
In Martin-land that's a sign of a great deal of faith in a players abilities. Eller's become the go to defensive center after Plekanec.
some people need to read this a few times...
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