The Lars Eller Thread - Coffee Shop Edition
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02-15-2013, 11:37 AM
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Eller is bigger and better defensively...i will give you that, but in no way, shape or form does he have as much offensive skill and hockey sense as Derrick Brassard.
It would be a project for project swap. Both players have upside but have to a certain degree fallen out of favour with their current clubs. I maintain that Brassard has the potential to give us more on the top 2 lines than Eller could.
For all his skill and hockey sense, Brassard has not been very productive. He's been getting top 6 ice time and PP pretty much his last 2+ years and has 161 GP 33-62-95 totals including 12-24-36 on the PP.
I don't think Eller has fallen out of favor at all, in fact he is getting more and more responsibility since being scratched. I think if you give him the opportunities Brassard has had the last 2+ years he can match those totals, for a lesser cap hit while bringing better defensive play. He put up 16 goals last year with pretty crappy linemates mostly due to injuries and trades.
The clincher is 1.2 mil cap hit and 2 years younger vs 3.2 mil cap hit.
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