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03-24-2013, 03:41 PM
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Eakins to Tampa Bay? [Jon Cooper Hired]

Is there anything stopping Stevie Y from offering
a contract to Dallas Eakins?

Would hate to lose him.

I think he would also be interested in Gerard Gallant assistant coach in Montreal.
Gallant has shown how good a coach he was in junior and him and SY
are best friends

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If it happens, it would be in the offseason. Per Eakins contract he can't leave for another job mid-season.

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Tampa has an AHL coach just as good as Eakins. He'll either get the job, or they'll hire an experienced guy like Ruff

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According to reports, Stevie Y wants a veteran head coach. Probably Lindy Ruff.

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Eakins isn't dumb.

He's the highest paid AHL coach, in line to take over the highest paid NHL coaching position.

You'd have to be seriously shortsighted to take over the Tampa Bay job when you can run Toronto is 3-4 years (or whatever the avg. lifespan of a coach is).

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They might want an NHL coach; I'm not sure how much they will buy into Leaf fan hype.

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Ruff makes a lot of sense...

If I am Stevie Y.

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Eakins isn't dumb.

He's the highest paid AHL coach, in line to take over the highest paid NHL coaching position.

You'd have to be seriously shortsighted to take over the Tampa Bay job when you can run Toronto is 3-4 years (or whatever the avg. lifespan of a coach is).
I hope Eakins never coaches the Leafs. The Leafs head coaching gig is not an entry level position. Especially 3-4 years down the line we won't be as young anymore and hopefully ready to make that next step and be one of the elite teams in the NHL so he won't be as good a fit anymore. Sorry, I am just not enamoured with Eakins as some of you people are. Just because he is a great AHL head coach does not automatically make him some amazing NHL head coach.

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It won't be him.

They need an experienced vet coach and Ruff is a good candidate.

If not Ruff, then they have their own Eakins in the AHL, aka Jon Cooper.

Those two will definitely get a look before Eakins

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Eakins for Vinny, i called it first.

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Tanpa Bay, eh?

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In don't see them passing on Ruff, especially since he was an assistant for Team Canada in 2010.

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ive never heard of TaNpa bay either

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I hope Eakins never coaches the Leafs. The Leafs head coaching gig is not an entry level position. Especially 3-4 years down the line we won't be as young anymore and hopefully ready to make that next step and be one of the elite teams in the NHL so he won't be as good a fit anymore. Sorry, I am just not enamoured with Eakins as some of you people are. Just because he is a great AHL head coach does not automatically make him some amazing NHL head coach.
The reason it's a fit is because all of those guys that you hope will be contributing to an elite team in the NHL will have paid their dues in the minors under the tutelage of Eakins. He's been doing a fantastic job grooming our young guys for the big leagues, and with his extensive knowledge of our system, as well as previous NHL coaching experience as an assistant, he's almost the perfect guy for the job after Carlyle leaves town. It's not so much that we assume he'll be a fantastic NHL coach because of how good an AHL coach he is, but we already know he can work with the guys in our system, the very guys who will be graduating to the Leafs in the next couple of years, and that kind of trust within an organization between the players and the coaching staff can be invaluable.

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Not unless Tampa is waiting until the off-season.

Brian Burke put a clause in Eakins' contract stipulating that Eakins is only free to sign with any club, nullifying his current contract, beyond this season.

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Highly doubt it. Even if they choose to go with an up and coming coach, it will be Cooper.

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Are we going to do this every time a coach is fired?

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Pretty sure Eakins isn't allowed to go anywhere this year. Could be wrong though.

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Lindy Ruff seems like a perfect fit.
Eakins needs to stay put, he would be a great Leafs coach someday.

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Tampa has an AHL coach just as good as Eakins. He'll either get the job, or they'll hire an experienced guy like Ruff
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When the Nonis and Carlyle era gets canned, Dougie will get hired as GM and he will hire Dallas as coach.

Book that!

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When the Nonis and Carlyle era gets canned, Dougie will get hired as GM and he will hire Dallas as coach.

Book that!
Dougie has done nothing to deserve the chance to run the Leafs. He failed as a CHL coach and hasn't done much better as a CHL GM.

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It would take a very short sighted and hopeless coach to join Tampa Bay. No defense or goaltender and aging top 6? Not to mention the salary they have tied up in a lot of their players.

I suspect Lindy Ruff or Cooper will join, possibly even Martin. Eakins would gladly wait for either Carlyle's turn to come to an end or waiting for a better coaching position with a stronger team.

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Toronto is not the place to have rookie management or coaches. Only the experienced can deal with the media scrutiny. On the flip side, that same media attention (along with Rogers/Bell endless bank account) will attract the next "Eakins" once another team scoops him up.

A team on the cusp of a long term rebuild should hire him: Calgary

Toronto's development system will always be the success story during Burke's tenure.

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