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10-30-2013, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Neatman View Post
You cant be serious. Every single player looks to have regressed from last year, and you cant see that the problem may be the guy running the game plan for the team?

Another poster summarized much better in the Eakins thread, but frankly, he has been given a better roster than Krueger had, and has managed to completely ruin the team.

Eakins is hopeless right now, and while he may adapt to become a better NHL coach, the Oilers are looking at 1-2 bottom finishes just for him to figure it out.

Cant line match, cant run special teams, cant utilize players appropriately, cant adapt. CAN NOT COACH.
No... YOU cant be serious. Joking.

I would disagree with you tho. While true Eakins had been given a better team you have to remember our previous coaches killed numerous promising NHL careers. Whitney, Vandermeer, Pecham, Belager, and Eager were all considered to good signings at the time.

I think Eakins has:

Made Eberle a better two way player.
Revitalized Hemsky.
Brought in Perron and got him doing well asap.
Brought in Joensuu and got him doing well.
Brought in Acton and Arco both are playing well.
Jones looks like he is playing much better.
Smyth looks much better this year.

Pretty much everyone looks as good or better besides.


Which is more than enough to account for our teams suckage.

Those are the players that aren't buying in.

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