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Dallas Eakins About To Be On The Hot Seat

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet,

Eakins’ failure to instill a defensive posture into this roster may be his undoing. Yes, the goaltending undermines everything. But this team is incapable of pulling its horns in on a night when two-thirds of its top line is out of the lineup due to injury, and trying for the 2-1 win. Edmonton simply bleeds point blank chances on a nightly basis, and considering that the GM added four veteran players over the summer — two on defence — you might look to the coach to install a system that limits the chances.

Vancouver is in town Friday night, as Edmonton opens up a seven-game home stand that Eakins’ job and the Oilers season hinges on. Rexall Place will be tense and angry if pucks start piling up behind Scrivens once again.

The term “goalie graveyard” is now being applied to Edmonton, and that is entirely fair. It’s been a coaching graveyard for some time now.

We wonder: if Dan Bylsma’s phone rang today and he saw the 780 area code, would he even pick up?

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Evilpens's avatar

Not when Failsma is making 2 M a year for next 2 years sitting at home with wife & kids picking lint out of his Belly Button

Posted by Evilpens on 10/16/14 at 02:08 PM ET

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