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BLOG: Eakins - "We're not looking for Son-in-Laws"

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Head Coach Dallas Eakins says he is always looking for a high compete level. Toughness is also a premium as Eakins looks to round out his roster.

Knowing that you can’t change a player’s personality, Eakins will be looking to see what players play with sandpaper. Never one to mince words, Eakins said this:

“I think you can push them in the right direction,” said Eakins. “We’re not going to change a guy’s personality. Some guys are just built where they are very friendly and they’re very friendly on the ice. Listen, we’re not looking for son-in-laws here. We’re looking for guys to win hockey games.”

Eakins feels there are players on the roster already that will bring that attitude and can “back it up” if they need to.

No son-in-laws on this roster. It’s all about grit.

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