Your views on Dallas Eakins so far - Part II
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02-15-2014, 06:00 PM
Join Date: Apr 2008
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When does this board realize that draft choices are more likely to fail than ever come home.
Getting real players is more important than waiting one another "never will be", a la Nurse,etc.
A trade for Nikitin , or Tutin even better, would show real "boldness" and "intuition" instead of the typical fussing around the edges of the Oilers roster.
Again, to make any of those moves sensible, Eakins must be fired.
Trading a top 3 pick for a guy who is UFA in a few months that CBJ is highly unlikely to retain is not bold, it's moronic. On draft day I'm sure we could obtain his rights for a cond pick (3rd-5th rd based on whether he signs or not).
Also, if you think Nurse is a "never will be" then I truly question if you have any knowledge of hockey whatsoever. He may or may not reach his ceiling, but a big guy who plays nasty, can skate, shoot, and has puck skills will carve out a guaranteed NHL career.
Nothing could make your proposed moves "sensible," though I'm not opposed to firing Eakins for the many obvious reasons.
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