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10-26-2013, 10:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Hockey Buddha View Post

However, none of this is Eakins' fault, it is what it is. Though we would all like it to be otherwise--and perhaps MacT got our hopes up--patience is still the order of the day, for a little while longer, at any rate. This team will come together, eventually. Our young defensive prospects will change the composition of this team. They will be its backbone.
You make some valid points about building from the back up HOWEVER I wouldn't be quite so easy on Eakins. Look at the Avalanche... lots of comparisons to the Oilers in terms of how the team is built but Patrick Roy has brought in a system that the players have bought into and they are racking up the wins. This despite a pretty no-name defense and goaltending that was questioned at the beginning of the year. Good coaches are able to get the best out of the players they are given...Eakins has not been able to show anything yet except he might be another over-hyped Junior coach that can't cut it in the big leagues.

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