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02-15-2014, 07:01 PM
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Originally Posted by matmik View Post
Belov was a rock in today's game against the Americans.
Another indictment of Eakins inability to coach.
Belov should have a cornerstone of the Oilers defense instead of beinig constantly manipulated and belittled by Eakins.
Belov's play at the Olympics is clear evidence that with reaonable coaching this player can flourish.

Also, the Oilers should offer asap thier #1 draft choice to Columbus for Nikitin. An obvious defensive partner for Belov.

But again we'd need to fire Lowe to get that inspired GM tactic done.
ah, but you are forgetting why the Oil hired Eakins. Consistent with almost everything they do, they hired Eakins not for what he is or can do, but for what they think and hope he will become.

Will he work out? the team seems to be coming around, not sure if that is a factor of Eakins or just improved goaltending and time, but they do seem to be playing and battling like a team of late. the PP gives up more chances then it creates. how the hell do you give up a breakaway every single PP and not reevaluate your approach?

I have no idea if he will work out. about 50-50.

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