Boston Canucker wrote:Eakins may turn out to be a good coach. I think most of the blame goes on management, such as not addressing goaltending and D. That said, there is absolutely no doubt that a good deal of the Eakins hype is directly a product of the national media Leafs hype. If he had the exact same record in the AHL with any other franchise, any one, there is no way he'd have gained this status as the next one, in coaching terms. The guy may turn out to be a good one, but this goes to support my general view that all Leafs related players, coaches etc are always overvalued...whatever happend to Justin Pogge!?!
No goaltending + no D = sub .500 season. The Coilers brass just don't get it. Nurse may turn out alright, but MacT has to swallow hard and deal one of his precious kiddies (and no, nobody should be sacred) for a stud defensive D-man. Weber and a 1st for RNH and a 1st, or something along those lines might be what he needs to do if that team is ever going to have a hope. While he's at it, he may pull his head out of his ass long enough to realize Dubnyk is a broken toy that will never fix itself so he may as well swing for another fence and get a real goalie.
Then again, watching the Coilers wallow in mediocrity while piling up draft picks is enough fun that I would be happier if they just stayed the course.
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Hate the League.