David Desharnais Discussion (Slow Start & Contact Talk)
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01-28-2013, 10:09 AM
Join Date: Aug 2007
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DD was a guy that some said made Plekanec "expendable" last year, and currently our first line centre. There are certain expectations that go with that. You can afford him to be bad for very long.
Eller is ideally a checking centre. He's been bad too, but his role isn't very important on the team currently.
Nah, Plekanec wasn't made expendable by DD. Drafting a couple stars in the draft is why people wanted to trade Plekanec. There was much talk on HF about Plekanec for Anaheim's 6th overall in order to get Gally and Forsberg for example or Gally and Grigorenko.
In either case, that wasn't my point. For instance, DAChampion made a thread about how Eller is going to be much better and constantly hates on DD. I await his thread saying Eller will ultimately be a 3rd line center. It won't happen though.
There seems to be an extreme bias against DD. Granted, I don't believe he's a 1st line center either. I think he can play the part but will never be a true #1C. When I say play the part I refer to last year. Still, guy should have 2 points in 4 games(he should've got the assist). If anything Cole got 2 assists he should've never had, giving him 0 points. Where's the thread that Cole's 35 goals were based on soft minutes? It's very easy for you to say there's expectations on DD now(he was hated last year too though) but is there none on last year's leading goal scorer?
That is pretty much my point. There's no thread criticizing the 'great dane' or Erik Cole's lacklustre play.
By all means, criticize DD. The guy needs to do more, everyone knows that. Just asking people to be fair and not turn a blind eye when their favourite player just isn't that good either.
One thing I never understood is DD-Cole-Max played together the majority of last year. When DD made a point, soft minutes. When Max made a point, future star?
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