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01-08-2013, 09:41 AM
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I'd leave Galchenyuk in the minors, re-sign Darche, and use Eller on the second line.
Regarding Darche, we disagree on this. I think he did a good job, and is an honest player, but believe you have to look at his role in terms of what else the Habs have on the roster. On the 3rd line, he just does not have the scoring touch required. On the 4th line, he is not physical enough.

If he satisfies your need in those roles, I believe you are building a non-contending team.

I like the guy, but he does not bring an element that you need on this team.

Regarding Eller on the second line, I think he really looked out of place on the wing, and if there is one thing the Habs have lacked in since Damphousse, it is size at center. If Eller is not good enough to play center on this roster, then you have declared him a failure at center, and the experiment is over, but the priority remains to find the top 2 center with size.

Eller becomes either an afterthought on the wing, or an asset to attain what you need.

Have a plan, and always keep building towards it.

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