Dineen or King, the assistant coaches right now for the Marlies. They have been there since Eakins was hired, so they are very familiar with the players and what's expected. Eakins might bring them with him if he does get a NHL gig at the end of the year.
I wouldn't mind perhaps going with Doug Gilmour now that he's had experience coaching in the OHL.
I really want him to stick around until randy is gone. Would love to see him behind the leafs bench one day.
But I bet Eakins gets an offer on an NHL gig sooner rather than later.
Although I was watching a little special on Leafs TV about Eakins, where I said he was offered a better contract elsewhere but decided to stay in Toronto because that is what his wife wanted. I wouldn't be surprised if the Leafs brass told Eakins he will be the coach of the Leafs one day, if he is patient enough
i thought i heard that when he got re-signed his contract paid him alot to keep in in the ahl with an out clause. i think they told him you are next in line but hes getting paid alot to stay in the ahl because they know he is an nhl caliber coach
Jon Cooper coach of Norfolk last year and now Sayracuse, that team played played up tempo ever shift, turned Conacher and Panik into nhl'ers. Scoop him up. Gilmour is a terribel coach, great player but not a coach.