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Poll: Miller/Eaves

If only one of the two can be in the lineup, who would you prefer?

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#1 Nevermind

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 02:59 PM

I've always sort of compared these two players in terms of their roles on the team, so I was wondering if others do the same.

 

It appears that Eaves may be scratched tomorrow night if Datsyuk returns. Though Miller is a great penalty killer, I like Eaves' 5 on 5 play better. He's a bit bigger, more physical, has a good shot, can be used on the power play, and is one of only three righties on the team right now (Glendening and Alfredsson being the others). I think Eaves brings more enthusiasm and energy to the forecheck as well. 

 

In the long term, who would you guys rather have in the lineup? It's also worth noting that we have Andersson on the wing right now. I wouldn't exempt him from sitting a game here and there, but Babcock seems to really like him.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:06 PM

Eaves.
For all the reasons you said, good 5on5, right handed shot, still a great pk-er, better forechecker, awesome shot if/when he
uses it. But most importantly IMO, He's much faster.
I think the red wings would've chosen him over miller if patty hadn't had the string of injuries and concussion.

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:09 PM

I have always liked Eaves more. Unfortunately, not being healthy has hampered his ability to consistently be in the lineup like Miller. I think it is redundant to have both with a logjam at forward, but Eaves brings more to the team overall.

I would keep both Miller and Eaves over Andersson, though.
 
 
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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:17 PM

Eaves just for the shootout if nothing else

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:30 PM

I had no idea they were different people.

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 03:58 PM

Well Miller still has a contract next year, so looks like we get him regardless. And Eaves is waiverable

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:02 PM

Eaves for all the reasons above. He's more fun to watch in my opinion. Plus Miller's trash talk is just awful.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:09 PM

Gotta go with Miller for his body of work and reliability with the Wings.  He's been flat-out our best penalty killer for years.

 

Eaves is eligible for waivers now and I don't think he would clear at this time if exposed.  

 

Besides, lots up players raise their game in their contract year.  Miller has been consistent for years.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:10 PM

It's almost a wash. Both good PKers but I'd give the edge to Miller. I don't know exact stats but Miller looks a bit heavier. Eaves is quicker, more offense and a right handed shot.

I like both of them but I'd prefer Eaves to stay. Come playoff time I can see Eaves throwing his body around and being a force like he was against Chicago. Miller is safe and reliable but not a lot of edge

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:11 PM

I've never been that impressed with Eaves.  I like how consistent Miller is; he is a great pk'er and can be really effective on the boards keeping the puck in the other teams end when the fourth line is out there.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:15 PM

It's almost a wash. Both good PKers but I'd give the edge to Miller. I don't know exact stats but Miller looks a bit heavier. Eaves is quicker, more offense and a right handed shot.

I like both of them but I'd prefer Eaves to stay. Come playoff time I can see Eaves throwing his body around and being a force like he was against Chicago. Miller is safe and reliable but not a lot of edge

 

I feel this is a big misconception just because he has played the point on the powerplay.  The difference is negligible.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:19 PM

 
I feel this is a big misconception just because he has played the point on the powerplay.  The difference is negligible.


Well Miller has played a lot more games than Eaves. To me he looks like an offensive threat out there more so than Miller.

I just think of his game against Chicago and to me I think he can put a playoff run together at that level. He has all the tools

Why not keep both though?

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:22 PM

I just think of his game against Chicago and to me I think he can put a playoff run together at that level.


How about we start with back-to-back games like that before we dream about a playoff run.

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:28 PM

I think one of the more overlooked bonehead moves that Holland made over the summer was signing Miller to a long term deal.  With the roster and cap issues we had, it made no sense.  We already had Eaves under contract this year and for cheap.  I like Miller just fine and I wouldn't mind having both of them if the cap/roster allowed, but re-signing him to a long term deal just didn't make sense.



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:37 PM

Eaves for all the reasons above. He's more fun to watch in my opinion. Plus Miller's trash talk is just awful.

 

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 04:58 PM

miller only because hes great on the pk



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:06 PM

Ah, things are getting back to normal now.  Age old arguments are re-emerging.  Feels good, doesn't it?

 

I still can't choose between them.  Miller is of course steady.  He's a great 4th liner and has a few big games each year.  Eaves has had some injury problems recently which has hampered his play a bit. Eaves, on paper, has more skill, but he doesn't always show up on the score sheet as often as he should.  A few years back they were both invaluable.  Now, I think Miller might have the edge, but it might only be because Eaves is still getting into the groove of playing with the big club again.  

 

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:27 PM

Well Miller has played a lot more games than Eaves. To me he looks like an offensive threat out there more so than Miller.

I just think of his game against Chicago and to me I think he can put a playoff run together at that level. He has all the tools

Why not keep both though?

 

I don't know, looking at their numbers they've been pretty even, and even this season Eaves is on pace for about the same as what Miller is at right now. 



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Posted 05 February 2014 - 05:58 PM

Miller. Ferraro/Callahan will take 4th line RW next season.


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Posted 05 February 2014 - 06:46 PM

Miller. Ferraro/Callahan will take 4th line RW next season.


Ferraro will be lucky if he's the 14th forward and Callahan will be a reserve. Either Sheahan or Andersson will be 4C and the other or Abdelkader will be the other wing with Miller.

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