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03-20-2013, 10:32 AM
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Originally Posted by HawkeyeCB View Post
DD would have a lot more points if people were finishing his chances (last game not included), but yes, fine - he can move to wing next year or the year after.

I love this myth that Eller can score without offensive wingers, but DD can't... He proved he could, that's why he got to the spot he's in.

Just seems DD is always at fault. Eller would have got a verbal bj for winning a late game draw two games ago with 4 seconds left... But DD did it, so no one says a word.

I hate the comparisons (by the same few people) of these two. Eller also plays weaker defensive competition anyway.

I love Eller - look through the draft threads, I was one of the very few who wanted him. But damn, the kid is turning into Carey Price around here.
If we should consider the plays where his linesmates didn't put it in....should we also take out the easy points he got ? (Pass on PAcioretty's 85 feet goal...only winning faceoff and end up on Markoc sticks and a goal.....both of his points at 5 on 3)

Its all the same for every players....Eller hit like 2 post in his last 5-6 games, do we count them? Galchenyuk missed like 5 chances in the last 4-5 games.

DD brings offensive to the table.....that is all he brings.

Now that we know that Eller can bring the same offensive (and probably more considering he don't really get much poweplaytime). Eller also brings size, toughness, puck possession, puck protection, good effective forecheck, speed and a defensively reliable presence.

Eller is only 23yo, we must continue to develop him to the fullest and that's with ice time and PP time, and right now, he's bringing a lot to the table than DD.

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