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05-30-2013, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
When Burke fired Ron Wilson in 11-12,why did he hire Carlyle instead of Eakins?
I don't know the answer to this question, but found this article from January:

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/...e_feschuk.html

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When the club was looking for a coach to replace Ron Wilson in the grim days when last season transformed itself into a lost season, NHL sources say Nonis went to bat for Dallas Eakins, then and now the coach of the AHL Marlies. Nonis and other front-office executives were of the belief that Eakins is everything a modern-era coach should be; progressive but hard-nosed, communicative with players but never friends with them. Burke, of course, insisted on his old friend Randy Carlyle.

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