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Ducks confident Dallas Eakins will excel in second stint as an NHL head coach

IRVINE, Calif. - His cellphone rang as he was driving around downtown San Diego.

Dallas Eakins receives calls regularly from Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray, but this time it wasn't about organizational depth charts or injury updates. More than 70 days after the Ducks season ended, Murray told Eakins he was officially the next coach of the franchise.

"I was certainly hoping it was me," said Eakins, who was given a three-year contract. "When the call came, I was ecstatic

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