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11-01-2013, 04:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Heavy Dee View Post
clearly a kick in the nuts to previous head coaches as well as Steve Smith - cant see how that goes over well even if its true.

newsflash*** Hey Dallas, you are now the head coach and have been for 14 games. its time to stop blaming others -its squarely now on you. i also noticed you didnt comment on how your special teams went from top ten into the gutter under your watch - who do you blame for that? oh, right probably Acton, whom you hand picked, and who is notorious for having crap special teams wherever he has been.

you have a lot of growing up to do Dallas. This isnt a dumb fan base. people here are smart and know this team and the market. your eloquent press conferences will only go so far with this crowd, and they are wearing thin on many of us. you just delivered us our second worst start in franchise history - that speak volumes.
Thats what you want to see. You don't know it to be the case. What we do know is that last season the coaching staff, and specifically Krueger, were calling out the players attention to detail and stated unequivocally that these players seem interested in coachable moments ONLY after a string of losses. So the coaching staff are likely on board with Eakins latest comments, and likely agree. Its not Bucky or Steve Smiths fault if we have an entitled bunch of brats that figure putting up 50-60pts while playing terrible overall hockey is good enough.

As Everest has suggested the issue here has much more to do with the players being available to the notion of playing a sound overall game.

Plus that Eakins has been saying this stuff from the strart, really from about game 2 calling out that it appears the players do a lot things that wouldn't be coached, that they developed poor habits, ineffective habits.

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