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BLOG: Eakins - Getting to know phase just beginning

Wednesday, 11.09.2013 / 2:47 PM
By Chris Wescott - edmontonoilers.com / Inside the Oilers
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BLOG: Eakins - Getting to know phase just beginning

For new Head Coach Dallas Eakins, the getting to know the players stage of camp and the preseason has just begun.

While he wouldn’t put a timetable on it, Eakins says it is going to take some time before he is comfortable with each and every player and their personalities.

“It takes a while,” said Eakins. “Listen, me talking to (Ladislav) Smid a couple of minutes ago for two minutes isn’t going to get a whole lot done. The process is never ending.

“It’s going to be everyday and every time and the great thing that I have here is I’ve got three very experienced assistant coaches who can cover a lot of the system work, getting practices ready and things of that nature. It allows me to get out in the dressing room with players.”

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