Thread: Confirmed with Link: Lars Eller re-signed for 2 years, $1.325M per
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07-06-2012, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Playmaker09 View Post
Guys like Bolland and Staal played 3rd line C while being integral parts of their teams' Stanley Cup championships. I consider someone like Hanzal a great 3rd line C as well.

People see "3rd line" and interpret it as unimportant and that it therefore downplays Eller's abilities, when really they're the one's having trouble understanding the value in the position.

At least that's what I think. Maybe some people actually are trying to say Eller's a scrub. In which case I probably wouldn't care about anything thay have to say about the team anyway.
When the Hawks won the cup Bolland was 3rd on the team, for forwards, in ES minutes per game. Jordan Staal has routinely been among the top 30 or so centers in the league for ice time, Hanzal was the 4th most used PhX forward during the season.

If Eller can put up 35ish+ points and play that much during games on a regular basis he really isn't a 3rd line center at all

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