2012-2013 Lineup thread (post FA period)
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08-06-2012, 12:29 PM
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You are easily the most irrational poster on these boards. Koivu pushed Turgeon out of Montreal and Desharnais supplanted Gomez because he outplayed him. These are facts that you would clearly see if you had even the slightest ability to recognize cause and effect.
Eller has not in any way demonstrated that he is ready to oust Desharnais or Plekanec out of the top six.
If/when he does then there will be a move made, much like there was with Turgeon when we decided to go with Damphousse and Koivu.
Nobody can possibly be this dense, you must be a troll.
Agreed 100%. About the bolded another thing about the Koivu vs Turgeon decision : Koivu was dirt cheap while Turgeon had a vast salary. The Habs were broke back then and made many ''money related'' decisions that ruined the team. Thats why Recchi was let go as well.
In our current situation Eller and especially Desharnais are cheap while Plekanec's cap hit and salary is just about right. There is no point in punishing Desharnais and Plekanec just to see if Eller can do better. Desharnais bounced Gomez because he was outproducing him playing on the 4th line. Eller hasn't shown he ''has it'' yet.
Besides centering a third line isn't a joke. Its a highly valuable position and he's
useful in this role, even if he scores less than if he played 20mins a game with Cole and Pacioretty. One day Desharnais or Plekanec are going to miss games and Eller will get his chance anyways.
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