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In Other Words, Eakins Wants To Keep His Job

from Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal,

Coaching continuity has been in short supply in Edmonton but the newest recruit knows that even his days could be numbered if the team doesn’t turn the corner.

“There’s been change year after year after year in my position and I think that gets players spinning. It’s not good for the development of the organization (but) that could change again,” Oilers head man Dallas Eakins said on Wednesday.

“I firmly know that if I can’t get this group going very soon, that it could be me ... I’m fine with that but I do think it’s extremely important that we stay the course here system-wise.”

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Until they stop drafting every forward they can find and start using assets to get some decent dmen in there, no coach could right that ship.  Although I think the only job Eakins is doing well at is convincing Yakupov that playing in Siberia would be better than staying in Edmonton.

Posted by Hootinani on 01/23/14 at 10:14 AM ET

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Until they stop drafting every forward they can find and start using assets to get some decent dmen in there, no coach could right that ship.

Or trading pretty much the only serviceable defensive defenseman they had.

For a minor league forward prospect and a minor league goalie prospect.

Posted by Garth on 01/23/14 at 10:37 AM ET

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