Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Eakins deserves credit for rallying his players

From where I sit it looks like Dallas Eakins ripped a strip off a fan...and it looks like it worked, for now...

via prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com

Honestly, I agree with him. Sure, the fan has the right to express his displeasure any way he wants, but to throw away his jersey is insulting. Yes, these guys are millionaires getting paid to play a game. But they are still human. Imagine if you had a job like that. If every time you made an error a red light went on and 17,000 people stood and screamed at you (Jaques Plante). Had people coming up to you in the mall giving you crap for a poorly done presentation. Or just yelled at you from across the street, “Hey! You suck!” As for Eakins calling the guy out, why not? He's got as much right to express himself as the guy who threw the jersey. This is a young team. They are getting better. I find it amazing that Oilers fans are quick to point out the 5 banners at the roof of Rexall, but forget what happened to the team leading up to Cup wins.

At least that's how I see it...and I sit in the cheap seats.

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