Who Would Replace Mike Babcock for the Detroit Red Wings If They Needed To?

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Mar 16, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; Edmonton Oilers coach Dallas Eakins looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The Edmonton Oilers defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Eakins

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This is a pick that may seem a bit crazy because, well, it is. In fact Eakins had a 32-62-14 record before he was fired by the Edmonton Oilers in December of 2014. However that could have been the problem. The Oilers in general should be good. They are a team of number one draft picks that for some unknown reason have yet to turn into anything. So who is truly at fault here? Eakins or the people running the team?

What happens when you give this guy a good team, then is supported by his general manager and other higher-ups? It would be very interesting to see if Eakins could actually be a good coach with a decent team. What if he was given a team who weren’t all a bunch of first rounders who never really got time to grow into skilled NHLers? Give this man the Detroit Red Wings and he might be a coach, or he could not, it still would be interesting to see.

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