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01-19-2014, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
Don't completely buy this. MacT made guys like Jason Smith and Steve Staios into top pairing fill for awhile. He got the best hockey in either players career out of them. Neither were all that good before, or after they got here.

In some sense coach also makes player. Better or worse anyway. Its pretty clear what direction Eakins is resulting in. Virtually any D here is having a career worst nightmare year. This should be enough illustration to say enough.
I get that. I believe those to were cut from a different cloth. The passive attitude he has behind the bench with the weird looks he gives is tantamount to a scared cat in a dog pound. The last 30 games will be interesting.

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