Eakins Has a Strong Chance to Become NHL Coach

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Eakins Has a Strong Chance to Become NHL Coach
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Dallas Eakins has surely been on many NHL team's radar for the last couple of years, but with multiple coaching vacancies opening up recently, his opportunity to take his skills to the next level could be at an all-time high. Glen Gulutzan was fired by the Dallas Stars last week and Alain Vigneault was relieved of his duties yesterday by the Vancouver Canucks. These openings, combined with the recent trend of hiring American Hockey League coaches gives Eakins a strong shot.

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