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10-30-2013, 09:42 AM
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russ99
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Our new coach is forcing our players to play a style of hockey that they:

A. Can't play well
B. Are getting beat up playing - which the crazy ice time that only Eakins thinks is good for hockey players isn't helping
C. Think is a detriment to their success as players (stats) and as a team (wins)

Last night's presser was telling. Eakins comments about icetime means that even after our poor play and worst in the west record, and obviously disgruntled players he's still insisting on doing everything his way, and not adapting his systems/philosophy to the players he has.

If we had a roster like Phoenix, Nashville or New Jersey this would make sense, but we don't.

Look at the numbers our players have put up historically: Hall, RNH, Eberle, Gagner, Perron, Hemsky, Yakupov: these guys all have proven they can put up points at the NHL level. All of them couldn't just switch off all at once.

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