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01-27-2013, 02:08 PM
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T M L
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Carlyle or Eakins? Who would you pick to run the show?

First off to start, this is NOT a fire Carlyle thread. This is too see what all you guys think is best for the team and what direction the new owners should be going in.

So, as the title says... Carlyle or Eakins? Who do you want and who does the better job with the younger players that we have. There are so many factors that come into play when trying to distinguish if a coach is right for the job. As everyone knows Carlyle did not have a good relationship with Getzlaf, Perry and Ryan the big 3 in Ahaheim. IF Getzlaf and Perry make it to UFA will they avoid signing in Toronto due to the fact that they will refuse to play for Carlyle again. Carlyle is also well known for not being a well liked coach.

Dallas Eakins has done a great job with the young Marlies. He is younger and seems to have a good relationship with the young core. Nonis also stated that he (supposably) wanted Eakins to to take the Leafs head coach job when Wilson was fired but Burke pushed to have another one of his good friends in Carlyle.

Having Eakins could also be a huge asset in attracting high profile UFA's to Toronto, with Carlyle doing the exact opposite (scaring them away just as Ron Wilson did). Eakins has and will do a better job at developing the younger players too.

At this point would it make more sense to go with the younger more respected by the players Eakins. Would it not? Who knows, maybe Getzlaf and Perry or some of the other high profile UFA's may land here this summer with Eakin's as the bench boss.

What do you guys think?

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