i've noticed that for a while, and i think he would have made a better choice over some of the guys with hardly any NHL experience, but...shrug. that's the cross you bear when you're underrated.
Yeah, picking guys like Liles and Martin was absolutely foolish for this years WC. They might be more effective in the long run, but I find it hard to believe that quality GM's actually feel they are better than Eaton right now. He's so much more defensively sound than either. He has no weakness. He skates well, makes good passes and is solid offensively (though, like Skrastins, he'll never use it in his current role). He would have been a wonderful addition to the American team. But there is a reason we've looked pathetic in our first two games and player selection isn't the only one.