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11-04-2012, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
Not sure what your point is. There are also no reasons to think that Eller is a better offensive player than he is. If we can keep this Cole-DD-MaxPac line together, it might end up a terrific line that will end up being great...why dismantle it? 'Cause right away we need to put Gally in a no win situation by putting him right away top 2? Point is that in a team, you need to see this as a team situation. DD will be destroyed on the wings and won't be able to do what he does best. If you want to move him to the wings, might as well move him period. Yet, the return will not be as great as it could be for a Pleks for example. So what's the bad in having a center line composed of Pleks-DD-Eller-Gally? Then in 2-3 years we'll see, Gally moves up and who goes or who is moved. But DD line works. Why change it? It also doesn't make any sense. For once we have a chance to have the greatest depth ever, and you wan't to change it. The only good thing we had last year?

And the "local" comment, not going there....been discussed in the past, can't believe we'll have to explain it again and again....
What if Cole and Pacioretty produce even more with another centre? What if we still have the same problem of only one line scoring? Would you still insist on keeping them together?

They were our best line, but we also finished last. They were our best line, but they were also the only line that produced. If it continues that way, then yes there are reasons to break up the line.

I would also breakup the line for the simple fact of not wanting to move a centre. Desharnais can easily play wing. Boston showed how having many centres is not a bad thing in their cup run. Seguin, Bergeron, Krecji, Peverly and Kelly were all on one team. Peverely and Seguin had played wing. It gave Boston excellent depth when Bergeron missed a couple of games. The best part is that they still have that depth. They didn't have to trade Krejci or Bergeron or Peverely or Kelly.

So yeah, there are many reasons to break up the line. Depth is one of them. Why trade any of the centres when we can easily make room for them? People are way too sensitive when it comes to moving Desharnais around, though I'm not surprised why.

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