Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Louis Leblanc called up
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12-08-2011, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by macavoy View Post
Also look at DD vs Eller to a degree. DD is producing a lot more consistently than Eller at the NHL level because he was given a chance to hone his skills at the AHL level first. I see a lot of tools in Eller and potential but part of me is afraid he'll never get results because he hasn't ever had a chance to be an offensive player in like 3-4 years. He never really had an awesome year in the AHL.
Eller pretty much dominated the AHL after getting over mono. His stat lane was about as good as Plekanec ever was in Hamilton (although less of a goal scorer). He's also projected to be more of a strong two-way forward a la Plekanec than a pure offensive force, so on a third line with a guy like Kostitsyn on his wing as often as possible sounds like the place he need to be to develop.

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