5 Reasons Montreal Canadiens Should Hold on to Lars Eller

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5 Reasons Montreal Canadiens Should Hold on to Lars Eller
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Lars Eller (right) and Travis Moen of the Montreal Canadiens.

The Great Dane that is Lars Eller is seemingly in Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien’s doghouse, only to exit at the first sign of injuries.

While Therrien refuses to number his lines at risk of labeling them, if you typically center Travis Moen and Colby Armstrong when on the ice, chances are you’re not exactly playing top-six minutes.

There’s also the undeniable fact that he was a healthy scratch for two straight games earlier in the season.

One would hope the reason he hasn’t been more recently is improved play, but that’s not necessarily the case as the two games he missed were ones in which fellow center Ryan White played instead, meaning Therrien just has more faith in Eller. That’s like saying you just trust the dane not to bite you a little more than the pitbull.

While both have their respective skill set, it’s clear that the former has more to give the Habs in the long term, most notably sheer talent. Here are that and four other reasons the Habs should stick with Eller.

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