Well that was quick

If you're one of the poolies who picked Patrick Eaves as a sleeper late pick because he was going to play with Jason Spezza and Dany Heatley, and thus rack up significant points, I've got bad news: he's been demoted.

At yesterday's marathon hour-and-a-half practice, Eaves was lined up on the fourth trio with Chris Kelly and Brian McGratton (rookie Alexei Kaigorodov also got time on the line, but odds are he's sitting again) while Heatley and Spezza practiced with Daniel Alfredsson.

Coach Bryan Murray is saying this doesn't mean he's disappointed with Eaves, however, the kid struggled badly the last two games and perhaps was in over his head.