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01-22-2014, 10:12 AM
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Originally Posted by frag2 View Post
Doesn't help he's seemingly lost the room. Eakins doesn't understand how to command his players.

Perhaps during preseason but once the poor play and lack of REAL accountability set in, players just tuned out.

I said it before. I don't think he ever had the room in the first place. Naming a guy captain that hasn't played for your franchise yet wasn't the best start. I think that started things out on the wrong foot for a lot of guys who have been around a while.

But his system is designed to take a group of AHL grinders and make them play to their strengths. You can't just cut and paste that onto our roster of high draft picks. I think he's learned that its much harder to coach high-end talent than a bunch of slugs. Those AHLers have to buy-in, or they won't make the next step. All our top guys are on guaranteed contracts. Its easier to fire Eakins than to move them. They know that. Who has the upper hand?

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