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06-06-2013, 10:09 PM
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Hullois
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Originally Posted by MonkeyBusiness View Post
I agree with your first point, Plekanec is a very good player and anyone calling him a 3rd liner is wrong. Ideally he'd be a #2 center for this team but he can handle being the #1 center. Although being paid 5 million doesn't make him more than a 3rd line center, Gomez was paid 7 million last year and was a third line center. There are a lot of overpaid players in this league and their play doesn't match their salary. That isn't the case for Plekanec though.
Great post, Plekanec is still the only center on this team that can shut down the top lines in the league. I think Eller will get there in a couple of years but for now we can't replace Pleks' 20 minutes per game.

In three years it will be

Galchenyuk
Eller
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