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01-28-2013, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by LyricalLyricist View Post
No one wants to chase Eller. DD on the other hand...
Have you seen the Eller thread and the comparisons to Moen of all people? There's probably more DD "chasers" on the other hand, you are right, between the size obsession and everyone pencilling Desharnais in as the first center which wasn't fair to anyone, but I haven't seen any homophobic slurs against DD the way one poster was describing Eller in the game thread, another blamed him for the tying goal (which was Cole and Desharnais' fault). In this thread you have a Desharnais fan calling Eller "lazy". Just as someone like DA might dismiss Desharnais and call for more Eller, it's going both ways.

Both are the victims of hyperbole, it seems there's no such thing as middle ground when projecting what kind of role Eller can potentially play, while with Desharnais when you see posts here describing him as a better playmaker as Eric Staal, that's where the backlash comes from.

Regarding Desharnais, if there's anyone who is threatening him right now it's not Eller, it's Galchenyuk. Because whatever arbitrary numbers you want to call the lines, so far this season it's been Prust and the Gally's to benefit from softer matchups.

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Originally Posted by waffledave View Post
Don't kid yourself...Eller is "the guy" the media will focus on this year to chase out of town. There's always one or two.
It's already started, AC has directed its hate between Eller and Subban so far.

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