2012-2013 Lineup thread (post FA period)
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08-06-2012, 12:52 PM
Dont make me go nuts
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I know ppl don't want to hear it, but there is no way DD is moved to the LW, if anyone is moved to wing its Eller. Eller has played that position before, and also is more suited for the wing than DD, who would be useless on the wing, he isn't a strong guy, like other strong wings, etc Gionta, MSL, he is a guy that is good in open ice. Where as Eller is good along the boards. Eller has been used on the wing before, even Denmark at the Worlds this summer played him on LW at times. Even Rick Dudley a few weeks back on Toronto radio talked about how he liked Eller, and how he felt that he could play all 3 forward positions. I know Eller is a better player at Centre, but the drop you get by moving him to the wing, is less than what it would be to move DD.
Based on what we've seen from Eller this far in the NHL, he isn't comfortable on the wing. He plays at his best at center and keeping him there also fills a need for us: having a center bigger than 5'11 out there. How do you know that DD's game isn't suited on the wing? DD has shown in any league that's he's played in that he doesn't struggle to adapt when given the opportunity to accept a new role. If he plays with two big teammates, Desharnais won't really have to do any board work (which he's amazing at btw for such a small guy).
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