"Experience is hard to replace, but they're going to bring something else," Eller said. "And the truth is, I think on a Stanley Cup-winning team you got to have all kinds of guys bringing something different to the table. ... I still think we have a very good mix of experience and youth and these guys are going to be really, really hungry to prove themselves and to take the next step."
"I think it'll be a disadvantage to guys that like to get their skate in there to use as it a part of winning their faceoff because now you have to have it so far back that it's going to be hard," said Eller, who called himself a stick-only guy 80 percent of the time. "Usually the guys that like to get the skate in there, they would be way over that red line. You have to keep your foot back. I think it's more of an advantage for guys that really only use their stick to win the faceoffs."