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02-14-2013, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by schumway2 View Post
Eller tricks you with his size, skating and shot. He looks like the total package but he can't put it all together to take his game to the next level. You'll get flashes from him which make you think he can become a top 2 centerman, but in the end I don't think he will. You're looking at a tweener who could be play top 6 minutes on a weak team but more likely top 9. A useful role player who could play in all situations.
He's rarely been given the opportunity save for his time with Kostitsyn on the third line (which had to be broken up due to injuries in our top 6). When he has, he's delivered. The Moen-Eller-Kostitsyn line was both producing offensively and shutting down other teams' top lines defensively. He was also second on the Habs last year in P/60 on the PP, and yet was never received much PPTOI. In addition, he's excellent defensively and plays a key role on the PK as well as being strong on the puck, strong on the cycle, wins 1-on-1 battles regularly, has very good hands and decent vision and passing abilities. His only real deficiencies are his faceoff ability, his release and his lack of elite offensive talent in any area.

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