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01-24-2013, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by OneSharpMarble View Post
If DD doesn't show anything Eller should get the next game as #2 centre.
Totally agree! That or he replaces one of Patches and Cole (who have been worse than DD).

This whole "culture change" thing is a very nice way to defend benching Eller to play the rookies. Not saying it wasn't a good coaching result (could have gone badly or just neutral), but it's easy to bench Eller and not have people up in arms. (Well, not TOO many people.) If there's going to be real accountability, has to apply to the "first" line. I do realize, though, that that trio needs awhile to get chemistry back and it may well be worth it to give them games to do it, but please don't call it a culture change. I saw brief interview clip (TSN I think) where Eller was asked what Therrien told him (needs to be more gritty, involved) and whether he agreed with it. Judging by the pause...he did not. (And I agree with Lars, he was no less engaged than others and Patches was horrible.)

As for Neuvirth: Holtby had a bad game(s) + Neuvirth has great stats against us. Then again, so did Clemmensen

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