Edmonton Oilers hire Dallas Eakins as new coach

Updated: June 10, 2013, 4:13 PM 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 final 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 the ...

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