Eakin is getting a long hard look in a scoring role. If he succeeds, it may help spell the end of Semin. But he needs to use his speed, and his line-mates need to keep pushing pucks up the wing so he can use his wheels. I cant see him succeeding just yet though. While its a skating league now, there are still a lot of big body's out there.
If Dale thinks he can score to help out team, I say get him out on the PP so he can develop some offensive chemistry and confidence. Most 2nd line players = PP2 guys.
Nice call on him being in our lineup this year Dirtbag