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01-10-2013, 06:49 AM
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Originally Posted by habspinner View Post
Well the other option is Eller - don't think, in my opinion, we have a fourth line capable of handling top lines in the NHL.
If Galchenyuk is staying there, (im not a fan of that idea), i think the best thing to do is to pair him with Desharnais.

We already have to cover Desharnais' line as it is, with a quite weak roster wingers-wise.
If we also have to protect Galchenyuk with his assignments, we might as well play them together. Plekanec and Eller can then also have competent wingers alongside them, and you can ice 3 competitive lines, instead of a strong one and the two other struggling.

Anyway, i dont think that the situation is really great for a rookie, at least when it comes to the judgment of his abilities, because of the lack of pre-season and the lockout, the first games are going to be special and not really representative, and 5 games is not enough to really find how ready he is.

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