The Leafs job fair moves along on and the list of candidates grows and grows. Hire someone, Shanny, before our standards hit rock bottom and we start considering former Oilers.
Oh god, he’s right behind me isn’t he…
Dallas we’re sorry!
Just don’t make me go back to Edmonton. I’ll pick up tape balls after practice, anything.
Head Coach of the Edmonton Oilers (2013-14)
This wasn’t so much a job as it was a sentence, but luckily it didn’t last too long. “Led” a really bad team to a really bad record. Okay you can skip down the page now.
Head Coach of the Toronto Marlies (2009-2013)
Here’s really where I made my mark, right back in good ol’ Hog Town. Brought the Marlies to the Calder Cup final in 2012, and punched in an overall record of 157-114-15-26 in four regular seasons.
Director of Player Development with the Toronto Maple Leafs (2008-2009)
Just a short stint in this position while the Leafs figured out what to do with me after canning Maurice. Ran rookie camps and helped prospects progress from the junior ranks to the AHL/NHL.
Assistant Coach with the Toronto Maple Leafs (2006-2008)
Paul and I were promoted. Maybe we should just skip over this part too.
Assistant Coach with the Toronto Marlies (2005-2006)
Served under Paul Maurice, where we led the team to a 41-29-6-4 record and a first round playoff exit.
- Calder Cup finalist (2012)
- Played 120 NHL games for a variety of teams
- Captain of the Peterborough Petes (1987)
- Drafted 208th overall by the Washington Capitals (1985)
- Time Magazine’s Person of the Year (2006)
- Styling these beautiful locks of hair
- Trying to make Edmonton media members healthier
Hiring Manager Notes
There’s certainly a lot of history here between the Leafs and this candidate. Things didn’t go too well in Etroit, but perhaps that year should be a wash. Otherwise the book on Eakins is he is a player’s coach and approaches the game in a smart way and will look to try new things, the latter evidenced by his role in bringing on an analytics expert with the Oilers and nearly destroying the internet in the process. There are candidates with a lot more success, especially at the NHL level, but Eakins might be a good fit with a developing roster and progressive group of bosses.
Also, can you imagine these two having a conversation? Blow dryers locked at the hip.
Other resumes we’ve received: