Eklund Rumours Thread: Enter at your own risk v2.0
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11-12-2011, 01:56 PM
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Nobody said DD played like Petrov...the comparison was that they are both small, skilled players that probably are not good enough to play on the top 9 for a good team.
In that sense i totally agree. Petrov certainly had more flash and wheels, but he had hands of stone and nowhere near the vision DD has.
The Habs need to find another solution to play down the middle. Looks like Derrick Brassard is a healthy scratch tonight...if he can be had for a reasonable price he would be a real interesting investment at this point and could eventually give us 3 nice center man with Pleks and Eller.
But that's the whole point... By accounts, Petrov DOES have a spot in a top 6 capacity on a poor team, and top 9 on a good one... He was very underrated apparently, because he had a complete game, and was doing it in the OLD NHL... In the new NHL, it was built for Oleg... IMO he would be a shoe in top 6, and arguably for a contender even...
The guy in his prime here, had 42 goals in 2 years... IMO If he returned in the season after 03-04... He would have played top 2 on most teams, simply because his elusiveness and wheels would have driven the defence nuts... How many interference plays would have been called on players defending Oleg? lol
The hands of stone... was in a different league. where he DID prove he COULD do it... just not consistently...
DD would NEVER have made the old NHL IMO... Oleg did, and for 3 years, was quite solid.
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