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03-13-2013, 11:13 AM
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Ben Eager - *CLEARED*

Eager waived...wow

https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/s...72613150507008

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Oh wow

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Ben Eager

As per tweet by Bob Mackenzie... guess Brown made him expendable?

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Ben Eager

According to McKenzie.

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Ben Eager

Bob McKenzie @TSNBobMcKenzie
Waivers today: Ben Eager (EDM), Nick Johnson (PHX), Rostislav Olesz (CHI).

https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/s...72613150507008


Didn't see that coming.

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sucks.. I liked him.. too bad the guy cant fight anymore.

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He'll get claimed... Right?

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Three threads in a 10 second span, way to go HFOil.

Surprised though.

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Ouch...wonder if his attitude had anything to do with it

terrible signing

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They must be hoping he gets claimed to free up a contract space/his salary, otherwise I don't get it.

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too bad. I like his wheels, but that's all i like about his game. He needs to be more physical to keep a job at the NHL level.

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Didn't see that coming though he was a healthy scratch twice in a row and I'm sure #20 wants to get back into the lineup
He wasn't really fully embracing his tough guy role either
I bet he gets claimed

With brown here it was either eager or petrell and they went with eager

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I don't get it, wasn't he finally becoming the player we signed him to be?

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Waivers today: Ben Eager (EDM), Nick Johnson (PHX), Rostislav Olesz (CHI).

https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/s...72613150507008


Didn't see that coming.
Something had to give with Belanger coming off IR.

Brown is basically doing what we wanted Eager to do. He's expendable.

Hopefully someone takes him off our hands.

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I thought Eager played well this year, but it is pretty obvious that Brown > Eager.

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Good. He has been a huge disappointment. He's played perhaps a half dozen games of the style he was signed to play. I hope someone picks him up, but I doubt it.

Brown made Eager expendable.

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They must be hoping he gets claimed to free up a contract space/his salary, otherwise I don't get it.
Simply put they have too many players. He could be joining Hordi very soon.

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Something had to give with Belanger coming off IR.

Brown is basically doing what we wanted Eager to do. He's expendable.

Hopefully someone takes him off our hands.
Belanger also needs to be waived

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So is this one addition through subtraction?

I don't understand this one at all. Eager is a considerably better hockey player than Mike Brown, Matt Kassian, etc, etc.... Tambellini couldn't get a draft pick out of someone looking for a 4th line grinder?

Obviously too many bodies, but come on.

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I think it was Tencer who tweeted the other day that Edmonton was not happy with the way Eager was embracing, or not embracing, his role. My guess is he's unwilling to fight after his concussion earlier this year.

With another year at $1.1 million, he'll clear.

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I don't get it, wasn't he finally becoming the player we signed him to be?
How so? His physicality has been so inconsistent. Can't/shouldn't fight. Doesn't contribute much else.

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I thought Eager played well this year, but it is pretty obvious that Brown > Eager.
They're redundant.


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too bad. I like his wheels, but that's all i like about his game. He needs to be more physical to keep a job at the NHL level.
He leads our forwards in hits and he has only played 14 games.

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What happens if he clears?

He doesn't seem like a guy who would embrace a demotion to OKC at all.

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