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Even Eakins' daughter harassed in Edmonton

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07:39 AM ET 11.01 | In some respects, Dallas Eakins gets it -- but that doesn't make things any easier in his new hockey hometown. Your name is Dallas Eakins and you're on the hot seat with fans wanting to stick your feet in the fire. "I feel it. I understand it," said [Eakins] ... "I have kids bugging my daughter at school. That's not very much fun. I'm walking my daughter to school yesterday and I have one kid yelling at everybody 'There's the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers!' And my five-year-old daughter gets real excited because, 'That's my daddy.' And then I have another kid yelling, 'You [stink]!' So, yes, that's happening. But it's going to go the other way, too. I'm OK with the fire right now. I'm not OK with our record. But I'm OK with the passion of our fans in the fire." His daughter is OK with it, too.

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November 1, 2013  08:22 AM ET
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Of course, according to my television screen the other night, it would appear everybody in Edmonton is a Leaf fan.

And then, they all went to Calgary the next night...

November 1, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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His kid should be recording voice memos to forward to Lowe, Kevin and Mactavish, Craig. Eakins is not the problem in that city, and i'm quite sure any Oilers fans are well aware of that.

Of course, according to my television screen the other night, it would appear everybody in Edmonton is a Leaf fan.

They just scalp their tickets to the terminally stupid.

November 1, 2013  09:28 AM ET

Looked like there were a lot of empty seats in the Bruins game last night. Maybe they need Toronto to come to town so they can sell out.

November 1, 2013  09:31 AM ET
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Looked like there were a lot of empty seats in the Bruins game last night. Maybe they need Toronto to come to town so they can sell out.

World Series Hangover Bliss......

November 1, 2013  09:35 AM ET

Whatever you think of any of this, harassing the kid is just wrong...and shame on the parents of those kids

November 1, 2013  09:40 AM ET
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Whatever you think of any of this, harassing the kid is just wrong...and shame on the parents of those kids

Agreed.

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November 1, 2013  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Whatever you think of any of this, harassing the kid is just wrong...and shame on the parents of those kids

Agreed but, losing sucks. When it comes to hockey, Canadians wear their emotions on their sleeves but, yes, kids should be off limits. They should be camping out at Daryl Katz's, Kevin Lowe's and Craig MacT's residences though.

Oh, well. At least they're not burning their city down.


Not yet anyways.

November 1, 2013  11:20 AM ET

And then I have another kid yelling, 'You [stink]!

I'm guessing the kids aren't saying "stink".

November 1, 2013  11:21 AM ET
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Of course, according to my television screen the other night, it would appear everybody in Edmonton is a Leaf fan.

Nah. They're all Oilers fans. It's just that they're too embarrassed to admit it right now. Goes to show you their level of desperation when they'll go as far as cheering for the Leafs in protest. :-)

November 1, 2013  11:24 AM ET
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And then I have another kid yelling, 'You [stink]! I'm guessing the kids aren't saying "stink".

Your guess is correct. That's not what they were yelling.

I bet you anything Dallas is Eakins to leave town at about now.

November 1, 2013  11:30 AM ET
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World Series Hangover Bliss......

I heard the tickets were $700 plus and that was for the ones behind the foul pole. So they're broke.

November 1, 2013  11:32 AM ET
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And then I have another kid yelling, 'You [stink]! I'm guessing the kids aren't saying "stink".

Maybe 'Stuck'. One too many tease?

November 1, 2013  11:35 AM ET

Weird Stat of the Day

8 of the Bottom 9 teams (by points) in the League today are in the EAST. The only West team in the bottom 9 is Edmonton.

This is even more amazing when you consider that the West contains COL (10-1), SJ (10-1-2), ANA (10-3-1) and PHX (9-3-2), which are 4 of the Top 5 in the League Standings.

Oh and who is the sole East team in the Top 5?

You know it without even looking

November 1, 2013  11:35 AM ET
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Maybe 'Stuck'. One too many tease?

The stuttering kid?

November 1, 2013  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Weird Stat of the Day

8 of the Bottom 9 teams (by points) in the League today are in the EAST. The only West team in the bottom 9 is Edmonton.

This is even more amazing when you consider that the West contains COL (10-1), SJ (10-1-2), ANA (10-3-1) and PHX (9-3-2), which are 4 of the Top 5 in the League Standings.

Oh and who is the sole East team in the Top 5?

You know it without even looking

That was mentioned the other night during the Stars game.

Pretty stunning...

November 1, 2013  11:38 AM ET
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Looked like there were a lot of empty seats in the Bruins game last night. Maybe they need Toronto to come to town so they can sell out.

Halloween night....

November 1, 2013  11:39 AM ET
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More important sport there bliss.

Nov. 9th

 
November 1, 2013  11:46 AM ET
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Agreed but, losing sucks. When it comes to hockey, Canadians wear their emotions on their sleeves but, yes, kids should be off limits. They should be camping out at Daryl Katz's, Kevin Lowe's and Craig MacT's residences though.Oh, well. At least they're not burning their city down. Not yet anyways.

or...it's still just a game./
i love the game as much as any canadian, but never would even imagine doing any of that stuff

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