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02-02-2013, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by Mynameismark View Post
You are wrong. White is playing well in his role and ticking off all the boxes he is supposed to. Eller has not been doing the same. White is just fine for the 4th line/energy guy that he is. What exactly is Eller???
What is Eller?

1. More talented than White and Amstrong
2. More defensively responsible and more discipline
3. A better Pker
4. Has the ability to defend tougher matchups (he has proven this over the last 2 years)
5. Is a strong puck possession player
6. Carries the puck through the neutral zone more successfully
7. Possesses more offensive potential than White ever will or any offense Armstrong has left in his game.
8. Eller is a strong ES producer which this team currently lacks

Therrien decided his evaluation of Eller after one game (the first game of the season) in which everyone played bad. Eller wasn't even the worst player and hasn't even been the worst player upon his return. And if they don't like Eller, you don't waste an asset and lower his value by putting him in positions where he won't succeed. If Therrien can't see that Eller's game isn't suited for wing, if Therrien can't see that Subban already is an extremely good hockey player, then I question his ability as an evaluator.

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