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07-11-2011, 01:06 PM
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Originally Posted by LetsGoBears View Post
Maybe they get crazy and put Eakin there. Seeing MoJo's issues with the dot last year might make one hesitant to put another rookie right behind him. They could always move Laich back to 3C shift Eakin to a wing and move Brouwer up to 2nd line wing, but what if MoJo has not improved or lapse throughout the year?

That might have been one of the few things posters would agree on. I think I was being generous in saying 6 months till next year. IMO, he needs to have some leaps and bounds or have some serious injury issues up top to move above P. McNeill to even get call ups.
But wasn't Eakin a stout faceoff guy at juniors? Feel like that facet of his game would traslate to the pros and he's already a competent two-way player. I don't feel its too risky giving him a spot if he earns it.

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