Thread: Waived: Ben Eager - *CLEARED*
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03-13-2013, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by oilersrule14 View Post
Well he's outhitting Brown this year. In that department, might be a little case of the grass is greener on the other side.

I think Eager gave it his best to embrace the role asked of him, I think it's just unfortunate that the concussion occurred, he obviously was willing to fight before it, and since then he hasn't fought. I can't blame him or criticize him for that. If it didn't happen, I think we might be singing a different tune about Eager.

Nonetheless, Brown also gets raved about in terms of his attitude and character, Eager you hear grumblings about the opposite every now and then. Combine that with the price tag, I definitely think Brown is a better fit for this role on this team moving forward.
I think hits are a very overrated stats. Sure Eager hit but that was usually after a pass by the opposing player and never really caused turnovers or a sustained forecheck, which is the point of a hit.

And i can't criticize Eager for not wanting to fight anymore either, but at the same time you can't expect to keep your job as a tough guy/energy player either if you can't fight, so i can't blame the team for not wanting him anymore. Harsh reality of the business side of hockey.

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