I'm not at all sold on Eakins' swarm defence system.
Sure, maybe that works in the AHL, but at the NHL level there are lots of players who can make those passes through a maze of sticks/bodies, and if you have everyone swarming the puck carrier and the puck makes it through then you have 1-2 guys wide open in the slot.
Sure, we're outshooting our opponents, but those chances we're giving up are really high percentage ones, so it's no wonder our save % is so crap. That being said, our goalies really do need to start making some saves.
Yakupov back in the lineup tonight. I just hope that he's put in a position to succeed with decent linemates.
I'm not sold on Eakins period. I think the Oilers took a huge risk hiring a coach with no NHL experience and hair like that ( LOL !!!).