The Lars Eller Thread - Great or Greatest Dane Edition
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07-20-2013, 11:16 AM
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The only problem with Eller is his low hockey IQ. He is so talented that he can buy time by dangling and protecting the puck. The end result can sometimes be quite entertaining as he rarely turns it over but he is definitely very slow at recognizing opportunities as they develop. I can't tell you how many times I would see a play developing that he was oblivious to but he would somehow make the play work by holding on to possession long enough that the opportunity was staring him in the face.
On his offensive game perhaps, but his hockey IQ defensively is pretty good. I just think it's more a technical thing than a mental thing, he has to make that extra move in order to pass or shoot. He's been doing that since he was a little kid in Denmark I bet and he had success, but now he's in the NHL and needs to adjust. He gets how to create passing lanes with his stick handling coming into the zone, but takes a bit too long to decide which play to execute.
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