He played with them during the preseason and for the first two weeks of the reg. season. Before the Alfredsson-Heatley-Spezza line was concrete. He did not play with them for the majority of the season. Not even close to 1/4 of the season for that matter.
Just look at the playing time as proof during that season. Heatley, Spezza, Alfie all logged roughly 21 minutes of ice a game, while Eaves logged 12. He just did not play with those players. In fact, the list of forwards that played more minutes than Eaves is astounding that season. Havlat, Fisher, Schaefer, Smolinski and Arnason all logged higher numbers. His +/- is another indicator to the fact he never played with them. Heatley/Alfie were +29. Spezza was +23. Eaves was +7.
Eaves was a third line fixture occassionally seeing PP time and the odd stint with the second line. He did play on the PK. He was never a 1st line fixture.
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Last edited by Unforgiven; 06-09-2008 at 02:52 PM.