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02-27-2013, 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by shutehinside View Post
He can do this but on a temporary basis. Going forward over the next couple of years, why wouldn't you want Eller to play at his natural position where he's shown he's a 3 zone player with size and grit. DD isn't nearly as flexible as Eller is.

If I had to chose between the 2, I'd go with Eller, especially if the top 2 spots are taken by Plex and Galchenyuk.
I think at some point Eller and DD would fit well together full time with Eller playing more the defensive zone center role and DD as the offensive playmaker role. Pacioretty would get a bigger role with Galchenyuk perhaps. Maybe add a guy like Kristo or LeBlanc and you have a high end 3rd line. DD getting regular PP time and Eller PK time.

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