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01-31-2013, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Talks to Goalposts View Post
Maybe he won't, but we've been seeing the difficulties of trying to play two-pure offense centers at the same time this year with Desharnais and Galchenyuk. Eller is probably a better option to do what's been asked out of Desharnais line this year than Desharnais is. Or simply a much better hockey player than White if you insist on keeping 51 and 27 down the middle.

Eller has a clear role he can provide value in as a defensive center and beastly penalty killer which he showed last season. Your wrong to say he will never be a top 3 center, he's already played fairly well as a top niner. Maybe it will have to be with another team but a good organization should be able to get value out of what he can bring to the table.

The only real similarity to Bulis is they both scored 4 once. Eller can clearly play a useful role even if he doesn't progress into someone dominant. Bulis never had Eller's defensive value.
I disagree, Bulis did have the same defensive value as Eller, but he was unwilling to accept that role. Eller at least seems more inclined to play into that role.

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