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03-19-2013, 12:16 PM
Kjell Dahlin
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Originally Posted by overlords View Post
Only if you completely ignore the fact that Eller's primary contribution is excellent two way play, which would be marginalized on the wing.
I am not ignoring it: optimisation does imply some sacrifices. Plus, as Plekanec’s LW, Eller would be receiving more TOI. The question is what would be the optimal scenario, from a team perspective, in terms of net contribution.

You underlined that his two ways play would be marginalised on wing but his weaknesses (pug hog, minor case of tunnel vision...) would also be attenuated. Plus, as I mentioned, his TOI would increase as Plekanec’s LW.

Anyhow, Galchnyuk is not ready yet to assume C duties so the status quo is great.

In 1-2 year(s), I can see:

Eller – Plekanec - Bourque
Pacioretty – Desharnais - Gallagher
Prust - Galchenyuk - Gionta

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