I think Eagers combination of goo size and great speed should make him a good NHL'er, evan if the goals do not come. If he's develop into a guy we could put on a line against the other teams best, I'd be happy with that
I don't think he'll be a big time scorer. 10-15 goal type guy, but he's got great wheels and a good work ethic. If he cuts down on his penalties, he could be a very solid 3rd liner who will stick up for his teammates.
Yeah Carter's potential is definitely offensive not defensive. If anyone is looking to be a future elite checking line center it's Mike Richards but he doesn't have the size to be a Primeau. If he doesn't ever become a 2nd line center hopefully Richards can be a John Madden type of player.
The thing with Eager is he may be the same late-bloomer that John LeClair was. If not maybe he could always be a Steve Konowalchuk...