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02-04-2013, 12:47 PM
Kjell Dahlin
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Originally Posted by Andy View Post
A centre who couldn't make it on the wings in Montreal but was shipped off and did well as a centre elsewhere: Grabovski.

Just because you have examples of players that have done it, doesn't mean it's generalizable.

Eller hasn't found a role because he hasn't been given a role under Therrien. He's in limbo because Therrien hasn't made a spot for him. Eller had no problem finding a role last year getting tough opposition, being defensively responsible, playing extremely well on the PK and putting up points in a 3rd line shutdown/puck possession role. He filled that rolled excellently.
He is in limbo because Gallagher and Galchenyuk surpassed him in the depth chart. Plus, Prust also became a lock on 3rd.

As I already mentioned, if Eller keeps playing like he did Saturday, he will force himself back in the lineup. Maybe on wings though.

PS a quick note regarding Grabovski: his big head is what shipped him out of town. Eller seems to have a good work ethic and attitude.

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