Eakins, who was ranked 22nd in the same poll last season, saw the bright side of the issue, saying that there is no way to go but up. However, forward Taylor Hall was slightly more confrontational when approached about the issue by reporters.
Click on the image above to watch reaction from both Eakins and Hall.
The Oilers currently sit last in the Western Conference with 14 points and a record of 6-10-2. Only the Buffalo Sabres (4-13-2) have a worse record overall.
Meanwhile, Eakins is in his second season with the team and has posted a mark of 35-54-11.