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06-01-2012, 11:49 AM
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I would have to assume Eric, but like you I'm not sure.
it's eric.

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Give me a break, guys. You'd want Eakins ran out of town faster than I can say waffle after a 3 game losing streak. You know that and I know that. You just latch on to someone who has even a little bit of success. Eakins has some success at the minor league level and all you guys are on his nuts.

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06-01-2012, 12:00 PM
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Was that not the implication of ND's post?
No, he was merely addressing the reason why Wilson wasn't fired at the end of the season rather than the beginning.

Why would they bring Carlyle in at all if the intention was to promote Eakins?

Putting Gordon in as interim and hiring Eakins in the summer isn't any more logical.

They'd just promote Eakins when they fired Wilson if Eakins was their man. End of season, mid-season, pre-season, whenever.

Gordon could be moved to Marlies head coach.

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No, he was merely addressing the reason why Wilson wasn't fired at the end of the season rather than the beginning.
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You can't prove yourself without being given opportunity. All signs point to him being a good coach. If I was Burke I would have taken the risk on him T-B-H.
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I think that was the game plan all along (to fire Wilson at the end of the year) it changed when the idiots at the ACC started the relentless "fire Wilson" chants. He didn't want Wilson to have to go through that.
So blame the idiot fans, probably the same bunch that boo'd Larry Murphy out of town back in the 90's.
Again, the implication seems to be that if Wilson had been fired at the end of the year, rather than during it (because of the "idiot fans") than Eakins would have been hired over Carlyle.

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Why would they bring Carlyle in at all if the intention was to promote Eakins?
I never said they would. It was hypothetical scenario.

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Putting Gordon in as interim and hiring Eakins in the summer isn't any more logical.

They'd just promote Eakins when they fired Wilson if Eakins was their man. End of season, mid-season, pre-season, whenever.

Gordon could be moved to Marlies head coach.
By the time Burke actually manned up and fired his friend, the season was already lost. Would it have been better for Eakins, a rookie head coach, to be thrown into that toxic environment or to allow him to finish the year with the Marlies and start fresh next season with the Leafs?

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Was that not the implication of ND's post?
I don't see how it was.

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Was that not the implication of ND's post?
Nope, I was talking Wilson's firing only re the post about waiting till season's end. I am not on the Dallas Eakins bandwagon, no idea if he is NHL ready.

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Obviously this will depend if Burke is still the GM but I wonder if he told Eakins once Carlyle is no longer Head Coach that he will be next in line for that job. The best example is when Paul Maurice use to be the Marlies Head Coach. Everyone basically assumed he would take over after Pat Quinn and I remember hearing that JFJ not giving an NHL team to speak with Maurice and then a short time later he was named Leafs Head Coach after Quinn was fired.

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This is a nice article, well written by Mirtle. But in all honesty it pails to Damien Cox's. Tells you just how great a writer Damien is when he sticks to story telling, his bread and butter that got him to where he is today.
Is this a joke?

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Nope, I was talking Wilson's firing only re the post about waiting till season's end. I am not on the Dallas Eakins bandwagon, no idea if he is NHL ready.
Yea, sorry, confused myself there.

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Is this a joke?
I usually hate what Cox has to say, but his story on the Marlies a week ago was great.

You should check it out if you haven't read it yet.

http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/...m-with-a-dream

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Which Staal? There are 37 Staals.
maybe you should read the article to find out

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