It was made official yesterday. Dallas Eakins was named the new head coach of the Edmonton Oilers when he was formally introduced at a press conference Monday afternoon. Now there’s a sentence I thought I’d never hear last week.
Eakins is a no BS type of coach. He demands hard work, top notch fitness and every ounce of competitiveness you have or else you won’t be wearing the copper and blue. If a player doesn’t want to buy in to that philosophy then his attitude is simply “there’s the door.”
Yes, Dallas Eakins didn’t take the stand on Monday and preach about how he intends to get this club in to the playoffs and how they need to play a solid 60 minutes. Rather it was about being in top shape, competing until you bleed and having more than one system to use when the game changes in the late stages.
He’s committed to getting to know each and every player and what is that makes them tick as an individual. He’s not coaching a team he admitted, he’s coaching 23-27 individuals and he wants to know more about them.
So there was a quick run down of the press conference from yesterday. Now we want to hear from you. Were you impressed with Dallas Eakins at his introductory press conference? Take part in our poll and let’s see how Oilers fans feel about their new coach.
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