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01-31-2013, 06:48 AM
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I still can't believe that if Eakin pans out we'll have gone from having terrible center depth to really nice depth (at the NHL level anyway)

Would love to keep Roy but would be a great shame to see Eakin playing bottom six minutes. It honestly seems as though he has genuine 1b potential.

Shift Benn back to wing next season?

Benn-Roy-Eriksson
Whitney-Eakin-Fraser/Smith

That's assuming we don't resign Jagr or Ryder (though I wouldn't mind if we did)
Would rather have LA's problem than Chicago's.

And Eakin hasn't proved he's worth it to push Benn to the wing yet. Looks like he could, but I wanna see him play like this for a full season. We'd also need a 3rd line center to take his place, which we don't seem to have at the moment (Faksa should probably be able to fill that hole once he's ready).

So in 2-3 years (I know this is pointless, but whatever):

Benn - Roy - Eriksson
Chiasson - Eakin - Fraser
Stransky/Ritchie - Faksa - R. Smith

But there's no telling which of those wingers turns out and which ones bust. Something along those lines, though.

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