The Lars Eller Thread - Great or Greatest Dane Edition
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03-17-2013, 02:49 PM
Et le But
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Since being moved off the 4th line, Eller has had the second toughest quality of competition of all forwards outside of Plekanec, and the toughest zone starts outside of the 4th line.
Since being moved off the 4th line, he has also outproduced Desharnais. And before anyone goes there I'm not saying this to attack Desharnais, because DD has been producing at a solid clip himself. But Eller has produced at an even more solid clip. For a guy who supposedly has no vision of passing ability, he's been getting more assists than DD and Plekanec despite rarely playing with a sniper.
For all the talk of inconsistency, he's had maybe one bad game in the past few weeks.
He definitely needs to improve his faceoffs, but he's already better than last year there - he was our consistently worse forward on the dot last year, now he's roughly on the same level as Plekanec and Desharnais - that is, inconsistent. Plus he usually wins the puck back even when he loses them.
Basically, long story short - RDS couldn't be more wrong about him.
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