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01-14-2013, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Psuhockey View Post
Akeson probably won't be making it. He is getting passed over by Laughton and from the looks of it McGinn and possibly Noebels. Throw in Cousins soon, and there will not much room in the bottom six for him.
I think most of those guys you listed are best suited for bottom 6 roles whereas Akeson is better suited for a top 6 spot with the right line-mates. A couple yrs down the line, who knows, we might see a Akeson-Couturier-Schenn 2nd line or something (they played well together on the Phantoms). to me if he can round out his game a bit more that line could have a nice mix of size, physicality/toughness and offensive flare. to me Akeson is a complimentary piece so to speak, he'll work best with the right line-mates. just a thought

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