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02-23-2013, 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Kriss E View Post
But that is just bad management.
How does a guy like Eller play the role of a 4th line center? It's crazy. The fourth line center is a guy like Noke, Prust, or White, not Lars Eller.
This kid is at the bare minimum a 3rd liner. Maybe that's all he'll become, but he has no business being on the 4th line. Especially not when the 3rd line consists of two rookies (one of which being 18) and a grinder.

One of the four centers you mentioned should have already been merged as a winger since the beginning of the season (and kept there). I don't care if it would have been DD, Eller or Gal, one of them will need to be moved to the wing.

You can't expect Eller to start producing at a career high pace playing with White, Moen or Armstrong all game. It just won't happen. So no, it's not all on his shoulders.
Give him talented wingers, give him PP time, then you can say that it's on him.
Its bad management in your opinion.

Do you think that Galchenyuk and Gallagher would have the same progression this season if they had Eller as their Center?

And that gets to the crux of this entire discussion.

Galchenyuk and Gallagher >>> Eller.

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