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02-19-2013, 01:31 PM
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The problem is Eller is a very similar player to Backlund and having them both would be pretty redundant. What we need is someone who can step in on the 1st line, pretty much we need a Jokinen who can win F/O.
Eller got 16 goals last year with little to no PP time. Backlund hasn't proved anything albeit Butter.
You don't really trade for a #1 center. You either draft them/develop them yourself or you sign one in FA. There won't be many #1's available for trade plus we probably don't have the assets.
Meanwhile Eller is a big center (6'2") signed to a cap-friendly contract throughout next year that can win faceoffs and play. He cycles pretty well and can control the play in the offensive zone and defend in his own. Perfect player for Hartley
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