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 Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576170]
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http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=399314

Really not sure what to think of this.

One one hand, he knows the organization / players well, and has seen first hand what 'doesnt' work, and by all accounts, the kids love him.

On the other hand, zero NHL experience as a head coach, no 'winning background' and would be an easy 'fire' in case things go sideways with fans calling for his head especially if Sutter is still out there....

The proof will be in the pudding, and I wish Ralph well!

I would hope we add some more veteran assistant coaches to support Ralph, enough of Bucky for sure....



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He's like a mastercard comercial, alot of what he does is priceless.

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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576172 is a reply to message #576170 ]
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For those of us that didn't already know that Steve (Uni-Brow) Simmons is a tool, here's his tweet re: Krueger likely being named next Oilers head coach.

steve simmons ‏@simmonssteve
Very excited that the Oilers have apparently settled on Ralph Kramden as coach. He'll be great post-game. "To the moon, Alice..."



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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576177 is a reply to message #576172 ]
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lowebudget wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 18:47

For those of us that didn't already know that Steve (Uni-Brow) Simmons is a tool, here's his tweet re: Krueger likely being named next Oilers head coach.

steve simmons ‏@simmonssteve
Very excited that the Oilers have apparently settled on Ralph Kramden as coach. He'll be great post-game. "To the moon, Alice..."



Agreed. I'd rather listen to or read stuff from Richard Simmons. Not really...Richard Simmons is a loser too but you get the point.



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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576216 is a reply to message #576177 ]
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Oh Lord.

Steve Simmons is the worst. I hate hearing that man speak.



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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576284 is a reply to message #576216 ]
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HamBlaster wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 23:24

Oh Lord.

Steve Simmons is the worst. I hate hearing that man speak.


Simmons is almost as bad as Damien Cox. Cox is, IMO, without a doubt, the biggest tool in Canadian sports media.



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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576287 is a reply to message #576284 ]
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marinermoose wrote on Wed, 27 June 2012 10:46

HamBlaster wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 23:24

Oh Lord.

Steve Simmons is the worst. I hate hearing that man speak.


Simmons is almost as bad as Damien Cox. Cox is, IMO, without a doubt, the biggest tool in Canadian sports media.



Jason Botchford from Vancouver is starting to get up there with those two idiots.


But I'd pay to see a Private Barn Fight between Simmonds and Cox just to be able to throw trash at them as they fought. I'd be yelling, "This is what your reporting feels like to me!"



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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576302 is a reply to message #576284 ]
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marinermoose wrote on Wed, 27 June 2012 10:46

HamBlaster wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 23:24

Oh Lord.

Steve Simmons is the worst. I hate hearing that man speak.


Simmons is almost as bad as Damien Cox. Cox is, IMO, without a doubt, the biggest tool in Canadian sports media.


That's still Rod Black in my books. Glad he's been regulated to figure skating and such.




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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576184 is a reply to message #576172 ]
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hmc wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 19:22

Here's my list of silly reasons to not like the signing:

No NHL HC experience.
He may not be a hard nosed guy who'll encourage his players to play "on the edge".
Lived in Switzerland.

The lack of HC experience isn't necessarily a mark against him, IMO. I guess this means that people won't be complaining about the new coach until later into the upcoming season...



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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576187 is a reply to message #576184 ]
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Well, Quinn and Renney both had plenty of NHL experience and we all know how that worked out.

The special teams definitely turned around this year under his direction, and if the kids are that happy with him as has been reported then so be it.

What's the worst that could happen? Only way to go is up...



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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576188 is a reply to message #576184 ]
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hmc wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 19:22

Here's my list of silly reasons to not like the signing:

No NHL HC experience.
He may not be a hard nosed guy who'll encourage his players to play "on the edge".
Lived in Switzerland.


Sorry hmc -- when I deleted a no-content post, I got rid of yours too.



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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576189 is a reply to message #576170 ]
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If this is true....epic failure by Oilers PR department.


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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576190 is a reply to message #576189 ]
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stubblejumper wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 20:22

If this is true....epic failure by Oilers PR department.


Epic PR failure? That's unpossible!

Did you not know that Tambo was once Director of Public and Media Relations for Vancouver? The man knows all the ins and outs of PR and communication! Clearly you and I just aren't seeing things right...

"We just wanna prepare us getting to a phase here where we go to a different level of compete."



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MJ wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 19:27

stubblejumper wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 20:22

If this is true....epic failure by Oilers PR department.


Epic PR failure? That's unpossible!

Did you not know that Tambo was once Director of Public and Media Relations for Vancouver? The man knows all the ins and outs of PR and communication! Clearly you and I just aren't seeing things right...

"We just wanna prepare us getting to a phase here where we go to a different level of compete."


I need to write an English->Tambo and Tambo->English translator app. Send the code to the Oil so the Oilers App can translate WTF he's saying.



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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576195 is a reply to message #576190 ]
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I'm just happy it wasn't Marc Crawford...

I don't mind them promoting Kreuger and honestly I wasn't too keen on the idea of Sutter so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt for now and then call for him to be fired if we're out of the playoff picture again by February.



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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576196 is a reply to message #576195 ]
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I was hoping for Todd Nelson. This club takes the easy route all the time. Boring.


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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576199 is a reply to message #576196 ]
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Dont like it at all.


In fairness to Hall, I've wanted to throw a waterbottle at Eakins all season.
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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576744 is a reply to message #576190 ]
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Why can't they just put out a press release instead of having a TSN leak?

I have nothing against Krueger one way or the other. I don't know a lot about him other than the games he filled in for Renney. But after all that Tambo talk of taking their time and finding the right guy and changing the culture and all that crap. How is firing one guy and replacing that guy internally going to change culture?

Plus the fact that they didn't fire anyone else makes it pretty hard for Krueger to fire somebody now and bring in new resources even if he wanted to. So either this was the plan all along and Krueger was always the guy and he's fine with all the coaching staff... or KLowe is a meathead.

However I am eternally grateful we didn't get Mark Crawford!



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 Zen and the Art Of Coaching in The NHL [message #581143 is a reply to message #576744 ]
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Terry Jones with the first of two parts on Ralph Kruger. including how he spent his summer:

http://www.edmontonsun.com/2012/09/08/second-nature-for-oile rs-krueger

"For the most part, Ralph Krueger went and spent the summer consorting with a bunch of bald eagles, black bears and a family of loons."

For me, the more interesting part of the article is about the Justin Schultz signing
(seems like the Oilers called in a lot of favours to clinch the deal and took nothing for granted until Schultz signed).

Ralph is going to be interesting NHL coach. I suspect he will be hard to figure out at times, but my hope is he is the kind of guy who not only works hard, but works smart, too (and inspires his players to do the same).




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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576201 is a reply to message #576170 ]
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I'm an optimist, here's hoping he improves the 5 on 5 as much as he improved the 5 on 4.


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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576203 is a reply to message #576201 ]
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I'm glad they're giving Kreuger a shot.

He strikes me as a very good tactician with great communication skills. I often think that the reason Renney was't successful is because he talked too much. He could get his point across, but spent so much time saying it, it lost its message.



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Fire RK!



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 Re: Krueger new Head Coach as per TSN [message #576210 is a reply to message #576207 ]
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jds308 wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 21:10

Fire RK!



Last time someone tried to fire a Krueger, all the teenagers died from nightmares.



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nullterm wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 21:26

jds308 wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 21:10

Fire RK!



Last time someone tried to fire a Krueger, all the teenagers died from nightmares.


Fire Freddie.



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Tired of this crap.
Fire Lowe, Fire Tambo. Blow that entire pitiful mangement team up, except for Stu et al.
Only reason they didn't pick Sutter is they are all afraid he might have the cajones to actually stand up to their stupidity, and/or threaten their jobs. Weak move by weak men.

Things to look forward to;
1. Remain pussy team of the NHL for another two years.
2. Non-performers keep non-performing.
2. Franchise players doing perenial re-hab, or retire from career ending injuries.
3. Que the end of Krueger's two year "experiment" followed by McT being appointed "interim" coach.
4. Horcoff continues his fraud act posing as an NHL captain, contract gets extended, stays until he retires, and the #10 gets hung up in the rafters with #99.

Just f'ing great.

Out.



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Status Quo, here we go!!!


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Skookum Jim wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 22:12

Tired of this crap.
Fire Lowe, Fire Tambo. Blow that entire pitiful mangement team up, except for Stu et al.
Only reason they didn't pick Sutter is they are all afraid he might have the cajones to actually stand up to their stupidity, and/or threaten their jobs. Weak move by weak men.

Things to look forward to;
1. Remain pussy team of the NHL for another two years.
2. Non-performers keep non-performing.
2. Franchise players doing perenial re-hab, or retire from career ending injuries.
3. Que the end of Krueger's two year "experiment" followed by McT being appointed "interim" coach.
4. Horcoff continues his fraud act posing as an NHL captain, contract gets extended, stays until he retires, and the #10 gets hung up in the rafters with #99.

Just f'ing great.

Out.

This gets my vote for "Overreaction of the Decade".



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Ragnarok73 wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 23:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 22:12

Tired of this crap.
Fire Lowe, Fire Tambo. Blow that entire pitiful mangement team up, except for Stu et al.
Only reason they didn't pick Sutter is they are all afraid he might have the cajones to actually stand up to their stupidity, and/or threaten their jobs. Weak move by weak men.

Things to look forward to;
1. Remain pussy team of the NHL for another two years.
2. Non-performers keep non-performing.
2. Franchise players doing perenial re-hab, or retire from career ending injuries.
3. Que the end of Krueger's two year "experiment" followed by McT being appointed "interim" coach.
4. Horcoff continues his fraud act posing as an NHL captain, contract gets extended, stays until he retires, and the #10 gets hung up in the rafters with #99.

Just f'ing great.

Out.

This gets my vote for "Overreaction of the Decade".


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Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 27 June 2012 00:27

Ragnarok73 wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 23:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 22:12

Tired of this crap.
Fire Lowe, Fire Tambo. Blow that entire pitiful mangement team up, except for Stu et al.
Only reason they didn't pick Sutter is they are all afraid he might have the cajones to actually stand up to their stupidity, and/or threaten their jobs. Weak move by weak men.

Things to look forward to;
1. Remain pussy team of the NHL for another two years.
2. Non-performers keep non-performing.
2. Franchise players doing perenial re-hab, or retire from career ending injuries.
3. Que the end of Krueger's two year "experiment" followed by McT being appointed "interim" coach.
4. Horcoff continues his fraud act posing as an NHL captain, contract gets extended, stays until he retires, and the #10 gets hung up in the rafters with #99.

Just f'ing great.

Out.

This gets my vote for "Overreaction of the Decade".


Thanks!


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Ragnarok73 wrote on Wed, 27 June 2012 00:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 22:12

Tired of this crap.
Fire Lowe, Fire Tambo. Blow that entire pitiful mangement team up, except for Stu et al.
Only reason they didn't pick Sutter is they are all afraid he might have the cajones to actually stand up to their stupidity, and/or threaten their jobs. Weak move by weak men.

Things to look forward to;
1. Remain pussy team of the NHL for another two years.
2. Non-performers keep non-performing.
2. Franchise players doing perenial re-hab, or retire from career ending injuries.
3. Que the end of Krueger's two year "experiment" followed by McT being appointed "interim" coach.
4. Horcoff continues his fraud act posing as an NHL captain, contract gets extended, stays until he retires, and the #10 gets hung up in the rafters with #99.

Just f'ing great.

Out.

This gets my vote for "Overreaction of the Decade".


It gets my vote for "Logical Projection of the Day".



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Skoobz wrote on Wed, 27 June 2012 08:20

Ragnarok73 wrote on Wed, 27 June 2012 00:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 22:12

Tired of this crap.
Fire Lowe, Fire Tambo. Blow that entire pitiful mangement team up, except for Stu et al.
Only reason they didn't pick Sutter is they are all afraid he might have the cajones to actually stand up to their stupidity, and/or threaten their jobs. Weak move by weak men.

Things to look forward to;
1. Remain pussy team of the NHL for another two years.
2. Non-performers keep non-performing.
2. Franchise players doing perenial re-hab, or retire from career ending injuries.
3. Que the end of Krueger's two year "experiment" followed by McT being appointed "interim" coach.
4. Horcoff continues his fraud act posing as an NHL captain, contract gets extended, stays until he retires, and the #10 gets hung up in the rafters with #99.

Just f'ing great.

Out.

This gets my vote for "Overreaction of the Decade".


It gets my vote for "Logical Projection of the Day".


This gets my vote for "Best Reason Not to Smoke Salvia Before Posting".



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Ragnarok73 wrote on Wed, 27 June 2012 18:16

Skoobz wrote on Wed, 27 June 2012 08:20

Ragnarok73 wrote on Wed, 27 June 2012 00:07

Skookum Jim wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 22:12

Tired of this crap.
Fire Lowe, Fire Tambo. Blow that entire pitiful mangement team up, except for Stu et al.
Only reason they didn't pick Sutter is they are all afraid he might have the cajones to actually stand up to their stupidity, and/or threaten their jobs. Weak move by weak men.

Things to look forward to;
1. Remain pussy team of the NHL for another two years.
2. Non-performers keep non-performing.
2. Franchise players doing perenial re-hab, or retire from career ending injuries.
3. Que the end of Krueger's two year "experiment" followed by McT being appointed "interim" coach.
4. Horcoff continues his fraud act posing as an NHL captain, contract gets extended, stays until he retires, and the #10 gets hung up in the rafters with #99.

Just f'ing great.

Out.

This gets my vote for "Overreaction of the Decade".


It gets my vote for "Logical Projection of the Day".


This gets my vote for "Best Reason Not to Smoke Salvia Before Posting".


You all ready voted.



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Skookum Jim wrote on Wed, 27 June 2012 19:39

You all ready voted.

Yeah, I *already* voted in a different category.



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Skookum Jim wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 22:12

Only reason they didn't pick Sutter is they are all afraid he might have the cajones to actually stand up to their stupidity, and/or threaten their jobs. Weak move by weak men.



This. I like your whole post, but especially this part. Could not agree more.

Did they really not interview Brent Sutter?



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marinermoose wrote on Wed, 27 June 2012 09:49

Skookum Jim wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 22:12

Only reason they didn't pick Sutter is they are all afraid he might have the cajones to actually stand up to their stupidity, and/or threaten their jobs. Weak move by weak men.



This. I like your whole post, but especially this part. Could not agree more.

Did they really not interview Brent Sutter?


I can't imagine they actually considered him. I'm seriously thinking they didn't want anyone to threaten their authority. Sutter is his own man, done it all, compare Tambo's accomplisments and I could see him being intimidated, not a very secure situation for the boss to have less credentials than the employee.
With Krueger they have a 1st time NHL coach eternally grateful to them, and will not likely rock any boats, especially the one that management goes fishing in.

My biggest problem with the hiring is that Krueger's been there for a while now, from what we hear was the "good cop" to Renney's 'bad cop", and now when the hard decisions have to be made about tossing out the vets and prospects that can't/won't perform, I'm concerned that he's too emotionally invested to pull the triggers required. A new guy would have less trouble dealing with it, he'd base decisions on what he sees, and that goes along with the assitant coaches. A lot of times the new coach has to be new to be effective. I think the Oilers just passed on a great opportunity to get a fresh start.



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I agree very weak move.

It's all in the family always.

There were better options out there, imo. But this group couldn't handle anybody upstaging them. They know exactly what they are doing. I don't think I could handle seeing Mactavish behind the Oilers bench again. The day that happens, I'm done with this team.



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Staples has a poll going... interesting results.

Quote:

Should Ralph Krueger be the next head coach of the Edmonton Oilers?

Yes 72.01% (265 votes)

No - they should hire an established NHL coach (like Brent Sutter) 11.14% (41 votes)

No - they should hire an up-and-coming coach (like Todd Nelson) 16.85% (62 votes)



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Might as well of kept Renney!!!


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travgwhite wrote on Tue, 26 June 2012 22:57

Might as well of kept Renney!!!


Exactly, at least Renney had some previous experience as a head coach of an NHL team. And I would rank coaching in the AHL over a career in the Swiss elite league. This team has the best skilled assets it's ever had since the 80's, ready to head off down the freeway, and IHMO they're throwing the keys to the Ferrari to a guy that still has his learners license.

Funny how everyone gives him credit, even himself, for improving the PP last year, like the rapid maturity of Ebs, Hall, and the addition of Nuge had nothing to do with the improvement.

Besides the recent drafting success, which I attribute solely to Stu and his staff, exactly what has the Lowe and Tambo management ensemble done to improve this team? I'm having trouble thinking of a successful move. UFA's? <gong>, Trades? <gong>, Prospect development? <still waiting> I'm starting to have doubts about these two bananas.

If you can't already tell, totally bummed out with the announcement of Freddie K. :)



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Like everything else with this team, just gotta sit back and hope it works out. Krueger seems like he has potential to be a good coach, but no way to be sure yet. He doesn't have close ties with one of the top buddies, so there shouldn't be much delay firing him if he is royally screwing up.


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