The Lars Eller Thread - Coffee Shop Edition
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02-20-2013, 01:30 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
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Bulis was a good two ways player and we often questioned ourselves about his ability to play on the top2 lines. He was a good 3rd line player imo. Just like Eller (and here I know you won’t like me!), he was suffering from a mild case of tunnel vision and, from time to time, he did need someone to light a fire under his chair.
That said, I also prefer, a lot, Eller over Bulis.
I really don't believe in this tunnel vision stuff. Eller is a good playmaker. He'll never be a pure playmaker like Desharnais, but he has above average vision. The major problem with Eller, imo, is that he has huge confidence issues. He'll go massive stretches of holding his stick too tight and trying to force shots through.
As for lighting a fire under his ass, I don't really find his play is all that different from last year, TBH. He hits more, sure, but I think a large part of his improvement can be attributed to all that muscle he put on in the summer. When a player that good on the boards gets that much stronger, you're gonna see some nice improvement.
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