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07-25-2012, 10:53 AM
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Originally Posted by bcv View Post
Is it that stupid, though?

On one side, you have a 25 years old who just entered the league that produced at a high level, but he's small, need sheltered zones starts and while he isn't a liability, he's isn't a great defensively.

On the other side, you have a 23 years old who has been in the league for two years, has develloped as expected and showed all the signs to be a very top6 two-way center, all that while having great size, speed and hands.

Plekanec, I don't need to describe him. He is better than both DD and Eller.

IMO, Eller and Plekanec are the better players, but it's one of them who will be traded, and that's because Desharnais speaks french, he's a gars de chez nous, and you can't trade a gars de chez nous when the only surefirer Quebecer left on the team is Cube.
Eller is not a better player than Desharnais at this point. In fact he might even peak at a level below Desharnais'.

Two way play is nice for 3rd line players (what Eller is for now) but on the top6 you want offense, thats what forwards are there for in fact. Eller has shown skill and ability in that regard but with too much inconsistency. Meanwhile you said it yourself, Desharnais is not great at defense but he's not a liability, the same can be said for many awesome top6 players we would like so much to have on the team.

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