Eller or Desharnais
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11-14-2011, 03:47 PM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Originally Posted by
Partisan du CH
So... from what I understand from the debate here... On one side, you have people saying :
- DD will reach 100 pts for sure!
On the other side we have people saying :
- DD will never get to 40 pts!
Can we find some kind of middle ground...? I think DD is shaping up as a future ±70 points player. Is this reasonable?
But one thing I know for sure : I'll never, never, NEVER bet against a player who has continually exceeded expectations and who has made an habit of making professional scouts and other "experts" eat crows. While I think those who say DD will get 100 points are over excited, I think those who are tearing him down are making a fundamental mistake.
So among the 2, I think Eller will become the most complete player and the most valuable one. But he may never get DD's offensive numbers.
Listen there will always be 2 sides to the coin, and 2 extremes to every topic, I think the DD love here is clouding the judgement of both sides, and I think somewhere in the middle would be a fair place to agree to disagree. I'll retract my previous statement and say if DD has 2 bonified top 6 wingers with him he can crack 50 points, if not, if its DD-moen-darche forget it, hes better off on the wing and wont crack 40 points.
That being said we haven't even mentioned if Eller had been given those kind of line mates for a consistent amount of time like DD we'd be singing a different tune.
So in short, do I personally think 70 points for DD is insane? No, not if you have Ovechkin-DD-Cammalleri as a first line, but realistically? yeah its a little excessive. I think 35-45 points is where he'll be at, and where he'll cap off, can't say the same for Eller as I feel once he gets comfy, and develops even more confidence, he will really shine, and people will be like "Holy **** we got him?" yep.
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