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11-09-2013, 03:36 PM
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Fire Eakins

Somebody had to do it. Its time. Four wins in eighteen games to start the season isnt going to cut it. I had high hopes for Eakins, but disappointment is becoming the norm for Oiler fans. Consequences......

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11-09-2013, 03:37 PM
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I don't think it will really fix the team, but it would be nice to see someone who has half a clue coaching even if we still are losing.

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11-09-2013, 03:37 PM
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Players need to be accountable, but Eakins has been a disaster. Even worse than Krueger somehow. No wonder the Leafs (Burke) and Canucks passed on him.

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11-09-2013, 03:38 PM
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Shouldn't have hired him in the first place...

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Voted need more time to decide, only because I want to see his coaching with Bryzgalov in net.

Honestly, everything I've seen is putrid and is pretty much enough for me to make the decision anyways, but I'll pay him some lip service.

It's not as if we're winning games for a playoff run, right?

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Oh ya, FOUR YEAR CONTRACT. haha.

MacT may as well quit at the same time if he ends up firing Eakins now.

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11-09-2013, 03:40 PM
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Four year contract ... ick. Maybe we will land Ekblad and McDavid after all, lol.

Peter Laviolette honestly would be the ideal coach for this group, I have wanted him for a long time and he's worked with teams that don't have a bonafied no.1 D-Man or don't play much defense to begin with and made it work.

I don't think Katz will be happy with another coaching change though and having to pay another coach, nor does Mac T have the balls to do it, even though he should.

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11-09-2013, 03:41 PM
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18 games in and they still can't figure out how to not give prime chances in the slot to the likes of Stamkos or Ovie...

Yeah, that's a serious problem and it hasn't been in the past (at least not to this extent). I want to give him half a season, but if Krueger got 48 games and managed to finish just 3 games under .500...well Eakins has a SIGNIFICANTLY upgraded squad in terms of personnel now and he can't seem to figure out how to keep other teams from getting prime chance after prime chance every single game.

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11-09-2013, 03:42 PM
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We've changed coaches way too many times, there's no question about that. However, that doesn't change the fact that 99.99999+% of the population is not fit to coach an NHL team. If someone isn't hacking it, you need to let them go and find an NHL quality guy.

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11-09-2013, 03:43 PM
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Is there any argument for keeping him other than "you can't fire ANOTHER coach"? I don't see one.

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11-09-2013, 03:44 PM
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I'd rather see Eberle and Gager shipped out of Edmonton first.

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Eakins doesnt tell Eberle to stop moving his feet on a backcheck.
Players need to follow the system better..

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Oh ya, FOUR YEAR CONTRACT. haha.

MacT may as well quit at the same time if he ends up firing Eakins now.
Christmas would come early. Especially if Lowe gets 86'd too.

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11-09-2013, 03:45 PM
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I want to believe. I want to believe so bad.

I'm not there yet. I think you got to have a consistent voice. You can't let this team kill another coach. You can't.

I would **** can Acton. This is the guy running the PP, running a former Top-5 powerplay into the ground. Eakins said at the begining of the year that all the coaches would have a say in it, but that it would principally be Acton's task. Don't have to look further then the PP for reason to give him his walking papers.

In fact, all of his coaching staff can get to stepping. He shouldn't have inherited anyone. Complete idiocy that we know all too well to keep old treads around.

Bring in Maurice and let Eakins fill the rest of his staff.

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Eakins doesnt tell Eberle to stop moving his feet on a backcheck.
Players need to follow the system better..
I think he's lost the room in record time.

Players don't give a **** about his system, lol.

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Christmas would come early. Especially if Lowe gets 86'd too.
Good luck with that.

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You've got to think that MacT (and hopefully Lowe as well) would be on the hot seat if Eakins is fired. I'd be all for bringing in a more seasoned coach.

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While this certainly isn't his fault, he hasn't helped things. He is in above his head and I'm surprised he hasn't quit and cut his losses.

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A large part of the problem is the amount of coaches we've had in the last 7 years...so no, don't fire eakins, might as well let him grow into the role since the season is mostly lost anyway.

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Sure why not? Because scapegoating the coach for the GM's failures and forcing the young players to adapt to a 4th new system in 4 years is surely the answer.

The answer to the solution is that MacT needs to identify the personnel, realize that there are many team needs that have to be addressed and fill those needs. You know, like real GMs are supposed to do. He has failed to address any issue so far.
There is little 2 way play or physicality at forward, no top pairing Dman and no NHL level goaltending. How is this Eakins fault?
It's a rookie coach trying to make chicken salad out of chicken ****. Not sure what you guys expected.

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Players need to be accountable, but Eakins has been a disaster. Even worse than Krueger somehow. No wonder the Leafs (Burke) and Canucks passed on him.
Because experienced gms knew his boot camp workout regiment and new age systems would not work in today's NHl Mact Liked him because his team looked ready on a faceoff in a AHL game .Krueger at least knew how to get the best out of these guys some nights also was great at special teams, our 5/5 scoring would of improved this year anyhow. Goaltending would still have us with a losing record but Mac T needs to step up admit mistake fire him take over bench till end of season.

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A large part of the problem is the amount of coaches we've had in the last 7 years...so no, don't fire eakins, might as well let him grow into the role since the season is mostly lost anyway.


I can get you Ekblad.

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Sure why not? Because scapegoating the coach for the GM's failures and forcing the young players to adapt to a 4th new system in 4 years is surely the answer.

The answer to the solution is that MacT needs to identify the personnel, realize that there are many team needs that have to be addressed and fill those needs. You know, like real GMs are supposed to do. He has failed to address any issue so far.
There is little 2 way play or physicality at forward, no top pairing Dman and no NHL level goaltending. How is this Eakins fault?
It's a rookie coach trying to make chicken salad out of chicken ****. Not sure what you guys expected.
Fill the needs by trading our turds for gold? Or gassing our top picks for used up vets who arent fortunate enough to have NMC's to veto their trade to Siberia?

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Nice guy, but it's time. Fire him.

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Sure why not? Because scapegoating the coach for the GM's failures and forcing the young players to adapt to a 4th new system in 4 years is surely the answer.

The answer to the solution is that MacT needs to identify the personnel, realize that there are many team needs that have to be addressed and fill those needs. You know, like real GMs are supposed to do. He has failed to address any issue so far.
There is little 2 way play or physicality at forward, no top pairing Dman and no NHL level goaltending. How is this Eakins fault?
It's a rookie coach trying to make chicken salad out of chicken ****. Not sure what you guys expected.
Eakins was given a better team than Krueger and the team has regressed on every ****ing level.

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