Dallas Eakins MarliesBased on the interest that Dallas Eakins is attracting around the NHL, the Leafs had better start looking for a new Marlies head coach.

Eakins is reportedly being courted by the Stars, Canucks, Oilers, and Rangers.

The interest is not surprising.  The former NHL d-man has coached four seasons in the AHL.  His record is 157-114-41.  He’s taken the Marlies  to the playoffs the past couple seasons.  Just this past season Eakins took the Marlies to the Calder Cup finals before losing to Norfolk.

He’s proven himself working with youth.  He’s helped send 11 players to the NHL this year alone.  Good luck Dallas!