Why the Eller Line Will Dominate this Season

After two games this season, the Canadiens “3rd” line of Alex Galchenyuk, Brendan Gallagher and Lars Eller has a total of 12 points (5 goals). Though it’s only been two games, there are a few things that give me reason to believe that this will be a huge season for the three youngsters.

This line contains a balance that no other line on the team has. Eller and Galchenyuk have the size, while Gallagher’s heart easily makes up for what he lacks in the height department. As I just mentioned, they have one the hardest workers on the team but also have an insane amount of skill. Eller and Galchenyuk are downright nasty. No other way to put it. These guys were born to score and we’re finally beginning to see what Mr. Gauthier saw in Eller, and what made Galchenyuk the third overall pick, even after missing an entire year due to injury. Add in Gallagher who may not be the most skilled, but has the drive to go to the net and dirty areas, and you’ve got a recipe for success.

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While balance is the key to a good roster, the same can be said for a productive line. Having three relatively different game styles that compliment each other like this line has is hard to find. However, when it works, it’s a beautiful thing to watch. Let’s get this straight, this is not the second coming of Perry, Getzlaf and Bobby Ryan, but give it some time and it will be pretty damn close. This trio has the potential to put up some insane numbers barring injury. Remember, none of these guys are older than 25 and they all have long careers ahead of them (hopefully in Montreal).

It’s clear this won’t last an entire season; 6 points a game for a line is just something that cannot be done night in and night out. However, these past couple of games have been as promising as it gets. The last time the Habs had a line that really dominated was back in 07-08 with Kovalev, Kostitsyn and Plekanec. With time, this line has the potential to be even better than they were. Expect these guys to put up some big, big numbers; this year and for many years to come.

CHeers

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One Response to Why the Eller Line Will Dominate this Season

  1. Could not agree more

    Jared Horner October 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm Reply

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