Found February 26, 2014 on Pro Sports Daily:
Dallas Eakins is not going to be the latest one and done Edmonton Oilers head coach. That’s the message. And Craig MacTavish decided Tuesday you should hear that message loud and clear. “I still feel strongly Dallas Eakins is going to be the guy to lead this group for a long time,” he told your correspondent Tuesday. The first-year general manager returned from the Olympic break to deliver a great many messages to the fan base leading to next week’s trade deadline and the final 22 games of the season. But the most forceful message of all is that MacTavish is going to stand by his man, first-year NHL coach Eakins. You’d call it a vote of confidence, except that those often precede a firing and MacTavish left no room between the lines to believe that there’s any possibility the Oilers would have their sixth coach in seven seasons when this eighth straight season out of the playoffs is finally over. Attention Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. For the first time in your professional career, you...
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