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10-29-2013, 09:49 PM
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Like I said, hiring Eakins would have made a ton of sense a year ago. Not this year. Can't afford to have another development season.

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10-29-2013, 09:53 PM
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This team is perennially out of position attempting to play this system and tonight just looks like utter confusion out there and chasing the play all game.

Theres a meme going on tonight and its the leafs with the puck and an Oiler trailing from behind.

Eakins could be pulling a George Burnett here. Unfortunately I mentioned that possibility in the offseason.

This is why you don't mortgage the farm on somebody untried.

20 games of this **** should be enough to realize what an egregious blunder this hire was.

Eakins is a talker, can't coach worth ****.

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10-29-2013, 09:58 PM
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I think we got caught up in the Toronto media hype machine again. I blame them.

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10-29-2013, 10:00 PM
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I think we got caught up in the Toronto media hype machine again. I blame them.
Normally I don't and I didn't. I was hoping he would be a coach. We knew he could talk the talk but I wondered about that from the start.

Eakins is the guy that does great in the job interview and thats about it. I'd start packing.

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10-29-2013, 10:01 PM
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I have a little message for Dallas.

WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING WITH THIS TEAM IS NOT WORKING! CHANGE IT PLEASE BEFORE WE ARE 3-20!!!!

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10-29-2013, 10:01 PM
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Normally I don't and I didn't. I was hoping he would be a coach. We knew he could talk the talk but I wondered about that from the start.

Eakins is the guy that does great in the job interview and thats about it. I'd start packing.
Great, more coaching changes...

At this point who's even a reasonable replacement, Replacement?

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10-29-2013, 10:10 PM
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Great, more coaching changes...

At this point who's even a reasonable replacement, Replacement?
Eakins took an improving 7th last team, that was significantly upgraded in the offseason, and turned them into a last place team. He took a team that had very good special teams, and made them bottom of the league.

You can blame the players if you like, but it's pretty clear that despite major roster upgrades, the Oilers are as bad as they've ever been.

A peg legged prostitute could do a better job with this team. At least they'd be able to score.

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10-29-2013, 10:14 PM
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Tonight is one of the biggest tactical failures I've seen in a hockey game for a loooong time. Eakins is starting to look like a clown.

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10-29-2013, 10:23 PM
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Time to get behind the bench MacT. Demote Eakins to Assistant is you have to.

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10-29-2013, 10:24 PM
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Eakins took an improving 7th last team, that was significantly upgraded in the offseason, and turned them into a last place team. He took a team that had very good special teams, and made them bottom of the league.

You can blame the players if you like, but it's pretty clear that despite major roster upgrades, the Oilers are as bad as they've ever been.

A peg legged prostitute could do a better job with this team. At least they'd be able to score.
We're not even a 1/4 way through the season. Different coach, same old ****.

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10-29-2013, 10:34 PM
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Fire his yoga pant wearing ass for not knowing what a ******* line match up is. Guess MacT forgot to ask that question at the interview.

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10-29-2013, 10:36 PM
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We're not even a 1/4 way through the season. Different coach, same old ****.
Id agree with you, but it isn't even the same old ****. It stinks even worse now.

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10-29-2013, 10:37 PM
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Fire his yoga pant wearing ass for not knowing what a ******* line match up is. Guess MacT forgot to ask that question at the interview.
No kidding. Overpay for Gordon and then don't use him as a shut down C? How stupid is that?

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10-29-2013, 10:39 PM
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Coaching changes won't make a difference until Kevin ****ing Lowe and company are gone.

Lowe is the worst thing that ever happened to this franchise. And yes, I know he won five Cups here. I took that into consideration.

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10-29-2013, 10:40 PM
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Fire his yoga pant wearing ass for not knowing what a ******* line match up is. Guess MacT forgot to ask that question at the interview.
Hey you don't try and contain 2 of the most dangerous players in the League in Ovie and Kessel that's old school coaching you match them up with a lot less experienced players .

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10-29-2013, 10:41 PM
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Coaching changes won't make a difference until Kevin ****ing Lowe and company are gone.

Lowe is the worst thing that ever happened to this franchise. And yes, I know he won five Cups here. I took that into consideration.
At least if Messier was the old boy club running the team at least he would of put the fear of god into these players.

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10-29-2013, 10:42 PM
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No kidding. Overpay for Gordon and then don't use him as a shut down C? How stupid is that?
Just one of a number of questionable decision by Eakins.

Playing forwards over 20+ minutes a game.

Playing the 4th line against anybody the opposition throws out there.

Plays Gagner against Kessel?

He is a green coach and when you rebuild a team you need an experienced coach.

The coach and the team cant learn at the same time and expect success.

This is a very poorly run organization.

It has been ever since Katz bought the team.

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10-29-2013, 10:43 PM
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Coaching changes won't make a difference until Kevin ****ing Lowe and company are gone.

Lowe is the worst thing that ever happened to this franchise. And yes, I know he won five Cups here. I took that into consideration.
Unfortunately, we all know Lowe and is cadre of cronies are here because Katz wants his buddies to be employed, holding out hope that they are going anywhere is just wishful thinking.

Might as well focus on stuff that there is a hint of a chance of some change.

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10-29-2013, 10:47 PM
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Unfortunately, we all know Lowe and is cadre of cronies are here because Katz wants his buddies to be employed, holding out hope that they are going anywhere is just wishful thinking.

Might as well focus on stuff that there is a hint of a chance of some change.
Agreed but I don't see a chance of change until Lowe is gone, unfortunately. If they fire Eakins they'll just **** up and hire another incompetent.

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10-29-2013, 10:54 PM
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Eakins is making Quinn look decent and Kruger like a modern day Toe Blake

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10-29-2013, 10:55 PM
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Throwing the RNH-Yakupov line out against the Ovy and Kessel lines when we're overpaying Gordon to be a shut down center is beyond stupid.

Not sure what Eakins is thinking. I disliked Krueger too. Ugh. We should've stuck with Renney at least he was experienced.

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10-29-2013, 11:03 PM
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Yup. Knee-jerk reaction, but I've had enough.

Eakins gets his ass demoted to Assistant - if need be, get his ass out of this organization, and MacT pulls a full Sather.

One thing about MacT I won't question - when he coached, the players cared for the crest that was on their jersey.

If you're Katz, you better do this because this cash cow is literally being parasitized by the "young guns". You demand more.

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10-29-2013, 11:04 PM
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I think we should have stuck with Kruger.

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10-29-2013, 11:11 PM
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I think we should have stuck with Kruger.
Krueger was awful

Renny was our best coach since MacT...I want him back

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10-29-2013, 11:12 PM
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Would MacT Demoting eakins and stepping in as HC be considered 'bold'?

Because amazingly I wouldn't be against it after these last few games.

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