Report: Eakins on Flyers radar for coaching vacancy

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Former Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins is on Philadelphia Flyers’ short list to fill their coaching vacancy.

According to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox, Eakins, who was fired by the Oilers in December, could be a possibility to fill the spot left by the recently fired Craig Berube.

Eakins led the Oilers to a 36-62-14 record over parts of two seasons.

Prior to taking the coaching job in Edmonton, Eakins spent four seasons with the American Hockey League’s Toronto Marlies.

Philadelphia finished 24th overall this season with a 33-31-18 record in Berube’s second season behind the Flyers’ bench. The 49-year-old was fired on April 17.