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10-27-2013, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by stickguy View Post
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.
If anything I think your post backs his up. Colorado got duchene, mackinnon and Landeskog, plus had the assets to get Johnson.

2 good centers and a gritty winger

Oilers got 1 center and 2 wingers. Our team just tanked at the wrong time. Add a duchene or mackinnon and subtract a Yakupov (im not just saying this because he is having a rough start) and our team is better imo. Then that would also allow the team to package Gagner and something for a dman just like Colorado did

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