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#1 GMRwings1983

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:11 AM

Everyone knows that I've not afraid to be critical of Holland, but I have to compliment him on acquiring Eaves last year. I wasn't in favor of the signing, especially since Eaves was a player that seemed to be going backwards in his career and had been passed around several teams. He just didn't look special at any area of the game.

However, he has turned out to be a great signing and is a guy that we can plug into several situations out there. He's starting to remind me of Dan Cleary, namely being a journeyman who we helped resurrect. I don't know if he'll continue improving his offensive skills like Cleary has, but he's got a good shot and isn't afraid of going to the net. I wouldn't be against him getting more time with the top forwards, especially in situations like this with injuries. Maybe even some time on the PP.

So can this guy be a 20+ goal scorer for us in the future? He's on pace for that right now.



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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:14 AM

looked like shanny on the off wing on the pp goal. give him some more opportunity to score from there! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:17 AM

looked like shanny on the off wing on the pp goal. give him some more opportunity to score from there! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:


Well, I don't expect him to become some great sniper on the PP, but he does have a better shot than say Fillpulla.

His problem would be that he's not a great playmaker or set up man, but it'd still be worth trying because he can shoot and will crash the net.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:18 AM

After the Versteeg (sp?) fight last year, Eaves cemented himself as a favorite wing of mine. I really hope he is a Wing for years to come. Unfortunately his increased playing time is a result of injuries to others, but hopefully he can showcase his skills in this time.


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:20 AM

Not to necessarily compare players, but Eaves had a very Hull-esque game tonight (he even inherited Brett's old number!), drifting away from coverage into those quiet zones. His first goal could be placed among a Hull highlight package and you wouldn't notice the difference.

Basically what I'm saying is, he's going to score 70 goals. :D
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:21 AM

I think eaves has a better shot then cleary, i also think if he keeps playing the way he does he can def have a 2nd line spot. not this year but when we have the space, maybe when homer retires

Edited by brett, 30 December 2010 - 12:22 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:22 AM

Well, I don't expect him to become some great sniper on the PP, but he does have a better shot than say Fillpulla.

His problem would be that he's not a great playmaker or set up man, but it'd still be worth trying because he can shoot and will crash the net.

i think he *could* snipe hes gotta a really hard wrist shot and and when he slaps it at least he gets it on net unlike most of our team :). we've had lots oh "high and wides" this year. you are right about the playmaking though. he can cycle decently though.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:24 AM

Not to necessarily compare players, but Eaves had a very Hull-esque game tonight (he even inherited Brett's old number!), drifting away from coverage into those quiet zones. His first goal could be placed among a Hull highlight package and you wouldn't notice the difference.

Basically what I'm saying is, he's going to score 70 goals. :D


He's got a better shot than your boy Lang.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:27 AM

Maybe we should try him on Datsyuk's wing with Holmstrom on the other side...

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:28 AM

He's got a better shot than your boy Lang.

:P

Pffft, lemme know when Eaves can do this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFo48SrtfsA
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:37 AM

i want to see him get more top 6 ice time, but he compliments helm/draper/abdelkader really well



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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:46 AM

They seriously have to lock up Eaves.

God, the line potentials. ZDH, ZDC, BFF, ZDE (nominating this as the Zed line), FFC, and I haven't even put Helm, Hudler, Modano, Miller, Abdelkader, or Draper in any of those.

This team could be scary good for a very long time. Even assuming Modano's a one-and-done and Draper retires,

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Cleary
Franzen-Filppula-Bertuzzi
Holmstrom-Helm-Eaves
Miller-Hudler-Abdelkader
Mursak, Tatar, whomever as the 13th.

Each has a strong center (or two, for the first line), a net-crasher, and should work as a good defensive trio.

That's a hell of a setup.
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Posted 30 December 2010 - 12:53 AM

I'd like to see a line of Eaves, Franzen, and Zetterberg. Eaves' first two goals tonight came when that trio was out on the ice and Franzen set him up nicely on both goals.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:54 AM

How would you compare Eaves speed compared to Helm, Mursak and Draper? He seems pretty fast out there. And I'm starting to wonder if Mursak has a slight edge in speed to Helm. Mursak's acceleration seems much quicker than Helm.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 01:58 AM

When we're healthy I think Eaves should take Bertuzzi's spot on the second line. It needs another player that hustles shift in shift out. Bert floats.

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Eaves Filppula Franzen
Hudler Modano Cleary
Bert Helm Abdelkader

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 02:05 AM

He's got a better shot than your boy Lang.

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no one has a better shot that Lang.

Eaves is awesome and playing really well lately but i dont see him being cleary 2.0

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 02:17 AM

Seems like giving our forwards a little time to gel and some good minutes is doing awesome things for the team...i dig eaves as i do with 95% of the team

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 02:34 AM

I'd like to see a line of Eaves, Franzen, and Zetterberg. Eaves' first two goals tonight came when that trio was out on the ice and Franzen set him up nicely on both goals.


i think we'll see some shifts of that line, especially late in games when Babs takes Homer out and puts in a more defensively responsible winger

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 02:54 AM

I wouldn't peg him as a second cleary, but Eaves has time and again proven he can step up in different situations.


He's a good all around player, with a broad skill set, but I won't be expecting another hat trick from him for a while :)

Hudler finally does well for 2 games, and it gets overshadowed by Ozzies win 400, and Eaves Hat Trick :)

Otherwise, he has almost half his points in the last two games, lol.

Good to see a game won largely on Hudler and Eaves goals. Now we just got to keep it up for another month, and hopefully Dats and Cleary come back refresh and ready to score :)

Edited by Joey v3.4, 30 December 2010 - 02:57 AM.

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Posted 30 December 2010 - 03:04 AM

Oh and....

CURLY FRIES!!!!!!
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