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Dallas Eakins: Stars show Oilers ‘our diapers do stink’

Sep 27, 2013, 11:55 PM EDT

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The Edmonton Oilers played like, well, we can’t actually say what they played like Friday.

The Oilers lost on home ice by a score of 4-0 to the Dallas Stars, and still new head coach Dallas Eakins didn’t hold back his opinion of his team’s effort.

“That wasn’t very good… for some reason we didn’t want to shoot the puck… it’s a good lesson for our team,” Eakins said, as per the Oilers’ Twitter account.

“It’s good to let our team know that our diapers do stink… Sometimes it’s good to get a kick in the butt.”

The Oilers open up the regular season against the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday.

  1. peterjohnjoseph - Sep 28, 2013 at 12:12 AM

    Well, considering the Jets lost 5-0 tonight, this performance still gives them an edge for opening night… in a glass half full kind of way.

  2. canucks30 - Sep 28, 2013 at 12:28 AM

    In a division that features the Kings, Sharks, Canucks, Ducks, and an underrated Coyotes team, the Oilers will once again be hard pressed to make the playoffs.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Sep 28, 2013 at 2:39 PM

      But they probably will finish higher than the flames

      • lordfletcher - Sep 28, 2013 at 3:23 PM

        finishing higher than the Flames…. I hope so!

        Flames, rebuilding and are looking like they are set for a top 2 pick (I say top two due to draft lottery) …. and the Oilers have drafted, well we all know that tale. I don’t see the Oilers getting to 90 points this year, so yeah. Enjoy yet another top 10 pick.

  3. earpaniac - Sep 28, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    I’m confused. Was this a young team joke or a crap joke?

    • peterjohnjoseph - Sep 28, 2013 at 1:35 AM

      I believe it was an inadvertent young joke since that is the same man trying to shed the “young’ image.

      He’ll wake up at some point in the middle of the night and come to the realization that he just called his team babies.

    • Lupy Nazty Philthy - Sep 28, 2013 at 1:35 AM

      yes.

  4. canucks30 - Sep 28, 2013 at 6:45 AM

    I’m sorry, but it’s put up or shut up time in Edmonton.

    The Blackhawks had reached the Conference Finals and were on the verge of winning a Stanley Cup when Toews and Kane where at the same stage of development as the Oilers slew of #1 overall picks.

    Sidney Crosby had already established himself as a generational talent and Evgeni Malkin won a Conn Smythe Trophy around the same age as the Oilers core group.

    I’m tired of hearing the hype.

    I’m a Canucks fan but I’m also a realist. There is no reason why an aging Canucks team shouldn’t be caught be the Oilers this season if these guys are supposed to be that good. Sports Illustrated picked them to finish atop the Western Conference last season. They brought in MacTavish who promised bold moves (which I guess is waiving Ryan Jones and bringing back Linus Omark) and Dallas Eakins for immediate results.

    If they fail to make the playoffs again, perhaps it’s time to attach Hall, Eberle, RNH, Schultz, Dubnyk, Nurse, and Yakupov the label of being OVERRATED.

    • joey4id - Sep 28, 2013 at 8:55 AM

      Hey! You are bang on. Time for the baby Oilers to fully mature. Enough already. Has the ad says, “Just do it”.

    • lordfletcher - Sep 28, 2013 at 3:25 PM

      the Oilers will not be making the playoffs again this year. I would be more shocked if they do, rather than don’t.

      injuries
      defense
      goaltending (good but not great)
      and overrated young skaters (IMO), again, good not great.

      Oilers will reach 89 points.

  5. canucks30 - Sep 28, 2013 at 6:56 AM

    The “City of Champions” where early season game tying goals are celebrated as if a Stanley Cup winning OT goal has been scored:

    Oh, how the might have fallen:

  6. spochiefsfan - Sep 28, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    I can mostly agree with the parallels between the young Edmonton stars and the likes of Chicago’s T&K as well as Pittsburgh’s M&C. But, one things those cup winning teams had was a lights out tendy in the pipes.

  7. darksidecowboy - Sep 28, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    Not to rub more salt into the wound for the Oil, but the Stars had their AHL lineup and backup goaltender on the ice. Vernon Fiddler was the only veteran. Its nice to see the depth the Stars have in their system. I know preseason is preseason but no regulation losses is a nice start, especially with all the new changes in Dallas with coaching, trades, etc. Hawks will win the central but I wouldn’t be surprised if Stars and Blues round out the rest of the division for the playoffs. It’s been a half decade since the Stars even reached the dance, GO STARS!!!

  8. Admin - Sep 29, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Ummmm, yea…one small nit to pick…

    Unless Edmonton is gonna be playing 41 games in Oklahoma City this season, this wasn’t “home ice” for them. Home ice for their AHL affiliate, yes. And they were the designated home team but, as one who was in attendance, there were as many Stars fans at the game as Edmonton supporters. As Dallas is only four hours away, and the Stars essentially iced their AHL team anyway (six hours away in Cedar Park, TX), Oklahoma City was much more of a home game for Dallas than it was the Oilers…

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