All he has to do is get 1 to best Miller. 1 assist in 24 games and a minus 5. How can you defend keeping this guy in. Listen to yourself. Jesus H. Your basic argument is to keep our prospects down so we can have a crappy 4th line that never scores and keeps giving up goals when they are played during times we are trying to protect a lead - all for the sake of not ruining a prospects chances at becoming the next Stamkos. Newsflash, if the prospects are going to be Dylan Larkin, they will be doing what Dylan Larkin is doing. Athanasiou should be up with Helm and Glendening, and if it works out, keep him there. I have no problem at all having a good 4th line. I dont understand why people think the 12th forward is so insignificant. It's IMPORTANT to have someone GOOD in Miller's spot. Stop acting like these guys in GR only want to be on the Wings if they get to play with Datsyuk. Athanasiou just wants to be on the team. He doesn't care where.
It has nothing to do with what Athanasiou wants, he's being developed for top line minutes, putting him on a line that is designed to not be a scoring line is positively absurd.