Thread: Speculation: Eller or Desharnais
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11-14-2011, 09:54 AM
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Two different types of players.

Eller is, right now, a good shut down center, plays defense like JM likes it. He's also got some obvious offensive talent, but seems to be asked to think defense first and dosen't push too hard on offense to not get caught. I'd like to see Eller in a more offensive role to see how he would fare, and he's playing good with Kost at even strenght.

DD is a typical small offensive player that is bad defensively. While he's useful on the PP he lacks size and strenght to hold his own or to cover some opponent in the defensive zone. He's a good passer and playmaker on the PP though, and if we had a better center than Gomez I'd put DD on the fourth line as winger and still would play him on 1st / 2nd wave on the PP.

Overall, I'm pretty please that we have them both right now, because I think they're an upgrade over Gomez right now. I hope, though, that in the future the Habs draft / sign a bigger 1st / 2nd line center, and trade either Gomez, DD, or both.

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