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09-21-2013, 07:17 AM
Kriss E
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Originally Posted by Brainiac View Post
It's more like Eller is overrated on the Habs board, tbh.

I like him and all, but at 23-24 he had a whole 2 points more than 18-19 yo. Galchenyuk. And Eller had 2:30 mins. more icetime per game.
Eller played 90min more than Eller overall. 67 of those minutes were him playing on the PK. There's only a 40min at ES and Galchenyuk got about 20 more minutes on the PP.
Not to mention, Eller got scratched (for no real apparent reason) early in the year, and then was stuck on the 4th line until Therrien got his head out of his ass.

So ya, it's not that simply ''a whole 2pts more than an 19yo while getting 2:30 more of ice time per game'', not at all.
And if you want to be precise, it's 3pts, not two, and that's only 3 less than what Plekanec had.
Also, you're talking about linemates.

It's not because Galchenyuk and Gallagher had amazing years that Eller isn't that great. Not every kid has the same progression. Eller took more time, but he was coming along very nicely next year. Hopefully he'll keep it up.

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