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BLOG: Eakins made promise to players

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

At the close of a difficult season for the Edmonton Oilers, Head Coach Dallas Eakins spoke to the players and made a promise to do everything in his power to improve the team. That includes a challenge to the players, while Eakins looks to improve himself and the staff around him.

The Oilers announced the hiring of the experienced Craig Ramsay as Assistant Coach on Tuesday.

“I really felt it was a necessity,” Eakins said on Oilers Now. “The one thing that I spoke to the players at the end of the season was I challenged them to find a way to come into this season to be better. How could they improve, how could they make the people next to them better, how could they make our organization better and I stood in front of them and told them that I will not leave any stone unturned this summer improving myself. If I thought there could be improvements to the staff or the way we would do things, I would do that. I’m upholding my end of the bargain. I think this will help our group.”

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