Dallas Eakins has plenty of items on his to-do list before he steps behind the bench for the Ducks’ season-opening game Oct. 3 against the Arizona Coyotes at Honda Center. Getting captain Ryan Getzlaf to buy into his plan for the Ducks’ renovation effort isn’t one of them, though.

For starters, the Ducks’ new coach doesn’t like the term “buy in.” For another thing, he doesn’t believe he has to “sell” anyone on anything, no matter if he’s a battle-tested veteran like the 34-year-old Getzlaf or an apple-cheeked youngster like defenseman Brendan Guhle, 22.