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01-17-2014, 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Dabomb View Post
For some reason, I just get this feeling that Eakins is not well liked by the players. They went from one extreme (nice well liked coach in Krueger to the other in hard ass Eakins).

But just like the goalie position, no one coach or goalie can help this team until drastic improvements are made to this roster, particularly on defence and adding more size and grit in the top6.
I don't think they have to like him. I wouldn't have a problem with that.
You can be an A-hole, as long as you treat everyone fairly and equally. I don't think that is happening here. Eakins has 'his guys' who seem to have a different set of rules than everyone else. So the players wouldn't have a common ground to stand on in a team vs hard ass coach dynamic. It seems to me that its Coach+Favorites vs everyone else. And everyone else probably gets the feeling like they're just holding a spot until they get moved out of town/the league.

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