The Edmonton Oilers have not been to the playoffs since 2006, and the team is hoping new head coach Dallas Eakins can change that this year. He is not off to a good start. The Oilers are 3-9-2 and look like one of the worst teams in hockey. Eakins is already feeling the heat — from children.
“I’m walking my daughter to school the other day and I’ve got one kid yelling that that’s the head coach of the Edmonton Oilers,” Eakins told reporters this week. “My 5-year-old daughter gets real excited because, ‘Oh yeah, that’s my daddy.’
“Then I’ve got another kid yelling, ‘You suck!’ Then the look on my daughter’s face is one of something different.”
As we already knew, people in Canada take their puck very seriously. The Oilers were virtually unstoppable in the 1980s, so you can see why their fans are running out of patience. Still, you hate to hear that someone’s daughter has to listen to stuff like that when she’s going to school. Kids will be kids, but the parents should step in. At least give the man half a season!
H/T The Big Lead