Eklund Rumours Thread: Enter at your own risk v2.0
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11-12-2011, 12:57 PM
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What does that even mean? Desharnais is a tweener...he has some nice skillsets but there's no place to put him. He is NOT an NHL centerman.
He can't play on the top 2 lines. He's also too small to play on the bottom 2. He's weak on faceoffs as well. So where does he go? On the wing? OK. But he gets pushed off the puck with ease and is weak along the boards. He's also not quick or skilled enough to be that small and be a top 6 winger. He's too small to be a grinder on the bottom 2 lines.
Desharnais is putting up points..but lets look at where and who he plays with. He gets TOP minutes on the powerplay and is usually insulated with 2 of the better wingers on the team.
I like the guy, but he's not better than Gomez....and that's saying a lot.
Bottom 6 guys in the NHL are not all 6'2" guys. Not sure where you get that impression.
Plus if our last 2 lines end up being AK-Eller-DD White/Blunden/Darche-Nokelainen-Moen we won't be lacking in size on the bottom 6 as all those guys are pretty much 6'+ and 200lbs+ other than DD.
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