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10-15-2013, 03:43 AM
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Originally Posted by tommyb View Post
Eakins reminds me of another rookie coach the Oilers had in 94-95,George Burnett. He didn't last long coaching a terrible team that played with no emotion and I'm seeing the same type energy on this team.
George Burnett was the first thing I thought of when the Oilers announced they were hiring a rookie coach from the AHL. He has inherited such a mess here that it's probably way too soon to be making that type of a comparison. These kids have been taught that losing doesn't carry on consequences for the last three years and that individual, selfish play was okay too. Not only that but they were rewarded with handsome contracts as well. It could take a while to break these bad habits, that is if it isn't too late already.

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