Why are people so down on him? Yes he was below average most of last season, but he is playing very well early on this season
He is skating hard, making good decisions, playing solid defense, and has some speed. Tootoo and him have been building some chemistry and wreaking havoc on other team
Is he a star? no, but he is proving to be a solid 4th liner at this point
For the rest of the season when people return to healthy I would role the bottom 6 like this
You can get rid of cleary in my opinion and Eaves can be the healthy scratch that rotates in. I would prefer Eaves to Miller, but Miller is a natural left winger.
I think that the bottom line of Abs-Emmerton-Tootoo would bring some grit and toughness and wear opponents down