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11-03-2013, 08:26 PM
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Hes a good speaker and says most of the right things in his press conferences but the results and on ice play dont match. Hes a snake oil salesman

As for wanting the kids to play against top lines and develop a strong defensive game, thats a good idea on paper and hes right but hes going about it the wrong way. Teaching these young offensive players sound defense is something that needs to be done over time and in sheltered situations to keep their confidence high. Instead Eakins is throwing them out against top players and they are getting burned and are in way over their heads. They are good offensively right now and poor defensively, so play them in offensive situations and use your elite shutdown center against the other teams top players, but that makes to much sense, thats what other coaches do and Eakins is innovative.

He should be selling used cars

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