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05-19-2011, 04:54 PM
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Anaheim's not giving up Getzlaf for that or anything resembling it.

Eager is just another agitator middleweight. He doesn't add toughness, he's just someone that will hit and occasionally fight, take lots of stupid penalties, but he can't beat up heavys or protect people, so there's no point bringing him in.

These are the same reasons players like Ryan Hollweg, etc. aren't very useful. Energy grinding wingers are the most overrated position in hockey. Because there are energy scoring wingers (guys like Callahan/Graves/etc.) who are more useful.

Don't want any part of Eager.

IMO, we don't "need" a true heavy but we should have one in the system to call up for games where there may be extracurricular stuff. Wings have been fine without a true "enforcer" for years and you don't see Datsyuk/Zetterberg always getting hacked. Not saying it will always be that way for the Rangers but if there's a game you expect that will happen and someone will have to answer for a legit heavy...just have someone you can call up for those games, no need to send someone out there 50-70 games just taking up space and seeing 2 minutes of ice a night...

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