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11-04-2013, 12:34 AM
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Originally Posted by tiger_80 View Post
I can't help wondering if the Oilers will end Eakins NHL coaching career.

The more this **** continues, the more it looks like they should have let Krueger do his thing for more than a shortened season. At least the team was in the play-off hunt until late in the season and it looked like they took a major step forward. Now it looks like we are back in 2010-2011 season, because even under Renney the team was winning games and only injuries to Hall, Hemsky, RNH in the second half of the season put them into a position to draft Yakupov. Now it looks like even with a healthy line-up, they will be strong contenders for the 1st overall.
You gotta give him one more season.

The coaching carousel simply has to stop.

The Oilers have no chance at making the playoffs this year. Begin retooling the team this year. Make smart moves and tough decisions. Give Eakins a say in the moves. Who amongst the current players are learning his system and responding to it?

A little continuity would have helped this team and could only help this team.

Renney made strides in his second system with the team. One can only wonder where this team would be if Renney was in his fourth season.

I don't want to be sitting here in early November '17 suffering through yet another painfully early exit from the playoff race.

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