Habs win! Budaj gets the shutout!
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02-19-2013, 04:42 AM
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Eller is useful in many position; I am happy to see how he's playing now.
But we have to be realist: the reason our 4th line is so effective in the past match is because we have Eller there. He carries the skill aspect of that line, his linemates carry the physical aspect. It doesn't necessary convert into goals, but it sure convert in heavy pressure on the opposition's ass.
This pressure allows our other 3 lines to remain rested and effective.
Eller is given some PP time, so I am sure he understand he isn't in the doghouse. It's just that his best place for the team, at the moment, happens to be the 4th line. He'll be ready to step up in case someone gets injured or has a very bad game.
That's the key. Eller on the 4th line really sparks it and turns it into a threat against other teams' lines. I think if he can come to terms that he's better served as a utility player (4th line + 1st PK + 2nd PP) with the occasional top 9 appearance when injury or slumps strike, the team can continue to strive.
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