Small change to the line-up tonight with Eberle and Perron being split up. Eakins is trying to spread the talent over three lines. Pre season is a good time to do it, so if it’s failed experiment then it’s easy to move on. That will give the top 3 lines a dangerous option each so we should see balanced scoring opportunities.
4th line will have its own danger aspect as well with MacIntyre and Brown being centered by Acton. Word is the Stars have a goon line, so good to hear we’ll have a deterrent or two dressed.
I’m also really happy with the attitude that Eakins is bringing to the team. He wants to win every pre-season game and carry over a winning attitude into the regular season. He’s bringing a lot of passion to the bench and hopefully it will result in some solid play.
Tonight’s game will be in the home of the OKC Barons where a number of the younger guys spent time during last year’s partial lockout. The building will likely be packed and noise levels will raise the roof. Should be a great experience for the Baron’s faithful.
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