Damphousse said after one of our losses that it was time for MT to give Eller more icetime over DD because he has been playing better. I'm pretty sure Damphousse got a call after the show. You can't say that on RDS.
- Ryder was great with Plekanec and Gio, line should've never been broken up
- Pacioretty/Desharnais need to be split up, Eller would bring needed size to that line and would help out a lot defensively
- Desharnais played a lot better when he had two guys with size on his wings, playing against other team's third lines they might be able to put up some points
- Wouldn't mind seeing Dumont taking Moen's spot for a couple of games but obviously wouldn't happen, kid has brought a lot of energy and it'd be nice to see him play more
Btw, Bozak is rumored to be commanding more than 5M/year for his next contract. Just to put into perspective Desharnais deal...
Tbf, he's been terrific for the leafs even when they sucked, but a big part of this year. His FO winning ability is a huge reason they win games and he scores goals too (against us mostly). I can understand him ASKING that. He's lost the plot if he thinks he's gonna GET that. I think he deserves as much as DD got based on his production and what he brings to the leafs' first line.
I don't think both players are easily comparable... and I don't even feel trying to do it. But both are considered offensive centers who have proved they can work on the top-6. And that's more or less the type of salary bracket these kinds of players command.
DD on the ice for the Lightning tying goal and just useless on the power play. I'm just glad DD is not centering our top wingers anymore.
DD 0 points -1 only 14minutes icetime but 5:44 on the power play...
Oh well, that gives him 2 points and +1 in two games, I guess.
I can't believe some people on these boards are actually yearning for a Habs player to fail. Makes you wonder why they aren't cheering for another team.
By the way, I'm waiting for your comment on how Rene Bourque doesn't belong in the NHL, due to having a similar statline. Just so it would look like you're actually concerned about the team, because, out of your 275 or so posts, there was probably 260 of them whose sole objective was to trash a player of a team you're supposed to be a fan of.