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Oilers hire Dallas Eakins as coach

Updated: June 11, 2013, 10:30 AM ET
Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers have hired Dallas Eakins as their new coach, replacing the fired Ralph Krueger.

Eakins is the fourth coach in the past five seasons for the Oilers, who have not made the playoffs since reaching the Stanley Cup finals in 2006.

"This isn't about winning one game or winning one season," Eakins said. "We want to be in the mix every year to win."

The 46-year-old Eakins spent the past four seasons with the AHL's Toronto Marlies, reaching ...

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