Sounds more like Therrien's mixing up a few lines. It says Chuck is on a trio with Galla and Prust. While Eller is on an uncommon (as in new?) trio. That's what I got. Doubt Therrien would bench Eller after one game.
it's not the end of the world, obviously, but I don't get how a coach on the one hand says he needs to see a "breakthrough" season from a young player, and then on the other hand juggles him out of the top-9 after 1 game (and a short camp).
I didn't see the game, but from the descriptions I've read, Eller was certainly not the only habs top-9 fwd who underwhelmed, couldn't he get at least a few games in a regular role (in games & in practice) to at least give him a shot at performing consistently?
Even if these aren't the lines that are going to be used for tomorrow's game this still makes zero sense, the players need to practice together to gain some chemistry which all 4 lines lacked on Saturday.
Am I the only one thinking that Desharnais played like crap saturday ? I like that Gally is playing center in practice, and especially like that Gallagher is playing with him, and Prust too, but Eller playing with Blunden, that I don't like, especially since I thought he wasn't as bad as Desharnais...