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01-18-2014, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by SometimesY View Post
Can Eakins ask to terminate his contract? His reputation is being ruined as well. If Eakins would agree to step down, they brought back Kreuger (If he would come back, if not then MacT). Remove Bucky or Smith in favour of Eakins.

As other posters said we could do a switcheroo with Nelson as well.

There are ways we can handle this so that we are not bringing in yet another new coach, and save face somewhat. Or they can 'Quin' him. Just promote him to something that looks great on a business card.
The only way to fix this is to start at the top and work your way down. You bring in an experienced NHL coach in the interim. Hire a President and GM and then let them, as Buffalo is doing, hire their guys. The only guy I would keep is Howson. He is a good development guy. Id try like hell to hire Barnett as the President. Mike knows as much about every aspect of the sport from management to development to how to deal with the egos of the sport.. He's also an Edmonton guy and he'd work tirelessly to fix this team.. I have full confidence he'd hire a guy like Waddell or another guy from that click and let him bring in a full scouting group. He's from that group of development guys and he'll bring in the right guys.

Until they make bold moves like this, we'll continue to see the stupidity of arrogance.

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