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02-04-2013, 05:43 PM
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Only because Therrien decided it. It's not like Eller played an entire season and was crap in comparison to the other two players, Therrien made up his mind after 1 game. In fact Therrien made up his mind in the summer when he insisted that Eller would be used on the wings.
Give Eller a role and he will fill it. Keep bouncing him around and he'll look like a player that bounces around. When given the 3rd line centre role, he filled it. When given the winger role the last few games, he was starting to fill it. What role Eller has is up to the coach, but Therrien already made up his mind after one game. Sounds very similar to what Martin did with Sergei, O'Byrne, D'agostini etc etc yet people aren't complaining for what Therrien has done.
I'm not at all certain that Therrien has decided anything about Eller's place
on the depth chart. The next time one of the top ten forwards sit out, for
whatever reason, it could as easily be Gallagher as Eller. Although, I agree that
Eller's ability to play more than one role makes him likely to be used in more
than one role.
But I will be surprised if Eller sits in favor of some forth liner. And I certainly
don't think the habs are going to trade Eller to find more playing time for the
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