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10-25-2013, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Moose Coleman View Post
Kruger's team was a lot worse than the one that finished 29th the year before by every measure save their spot in the standings. It's quite possible that, over a full season, they would have been down in the basement again.

Eakins is putting his mark on his team with a new system. That takes time. He's dealing with injuries to key players. That's out of his hands. Hasn't all been roses, but there are some signs of progress. Rome was not built in a day or even 10 games.
I understand that it takes time. But I'm arguing that hiring an AHL coach with zero NHL experience by our "impatient GM" wasn't a good idea. I would have been fine with Eakins being an assistant for a year to get his feet wet and take over in a year or two Renney style. But instead our team is being lead by untested youngsters being coached by an untested coach.

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