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Well the curse of the ex Oiler coach never finding NHL work again is definitely dead now as Ralph replaces Housley.

You're up, hair flip.

I wish Holland could have fired everyone and got Krueger back here. I think he's a great motivator and will do well with that next great defense phenom in Buffalo.


Edit: Oh, I see we've got a place for these in speculation...sorry!

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Xombie wrote on Tue, 14 May 2019 21:04

Well the curse of the ex Oiler coach never finding NHL work again is definitely dead now as Ralph replaces Housley.

You're up, hair flip.

I wish Holland could have fired everyone and got Krueger back here. I think he's a great motivator and will do well with that next great defense phenom in Buffalo.


Edit: Oh, I see we've got a place for these in speculation...sorry!


I am actually happy that the "stink" of the Oilers isnt holding these guys back. I am not saying that all of them will be good coaches but it is clear that the failure of the team hasnt been solely on coaching for a long time.

Obviously moments like the swarm are on the coach but overall I am sure most of these guys will be better off with better franchises.

Much like players seen as failures on the Oilers I am sure most of these guys arent as bad as they looked in Edm



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 Re: Krueger Hired in Buffalo [message #737629 is a reply to message #737621 ]
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Given what position Kruger had being the Pres of a Champions League soccer team and what Kruger said a few months ago about not looking to be a coach, I am quite surprised he is a coach in Buffalo or a coach at all. It will be interesting to see how he does. It's not like he went over to Europe to coach. He was in a management role for a completely different sport for the last 5 years. That's a long time to be out of hockey.

Good for Ralph though. The guy was the definition as a positive guy.

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Lebrun tweeted he has heard that Kruger has signed a 3 year deal for between 11.5-12 mill. If that is the case, that's a lot for a guy who has been out of hockey for 5 years.


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RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 10:15

Lebrun tweeted he has heard that Kruger has signed a 3 year deal for between 11.5-12 mill. If that is the case, that's a lot for a guy who has been out of hockey for 5 years.


Guess he has only been out 3 years? Did a pretty good job at the world cup of hockey in 2016.

I don't see him as the type that won't be doing all his homework before jumping back in next season.



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Kr55 wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 13:34

RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 10:15

Lebrun tweeted he has heard that Kruger has signed a 3 year deal for between 11.5-12 mill. If that is the case, that's a lot for a guy who has been out of hockey for 5 years.


Guess he has only been out 3 years? Did a pretty good job at the world cup of hockey in 2016.

I don't see him as the type that won't be doing all his homework before jumping back in next season.


He went to South Hampton in 2014 but I forget he coached the Europe team in the World Cup for a couple of weeks.



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Every game Krueger coaches to a win is another exclamation point on how tragically dumb our OBC management is. Go Sabres!


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nullterm wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 14:58

Every game Krueger coaches to a win is another exclamation point on how tragically dumb our OBC management is. Go Sabres!

Always remember, we would never have gotten McDavid without Eakins. And we couldn't have gotten Eakins without Mactavish, Skype and an absence of Ralph Krueger.



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CrudeRemarks wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 15:22

nullterm wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 14:58

Every game Krueger coaches to a win is another exclamation point on how tragically dumb our OBC management is. Go Sabres!

Always remember, we would never have gotten McDavid without Eakins. And we couldn't have gotten Eakins without Mactavish, Skype and an absence of Ralph Krueger.

All part of the plan. A true 'ends justify the means' situation.



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CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 14:52

CrudeRemarks wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 15:22

nullterm wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 14:58

Every game Krueger coaches to a win is another exclamation point on how tragically dumb our OBC management is. Go Sabres!

Always remember, we would never have gotten McDavid without Eakins. And we couldn't have gotten Eakins without Mactavish, Skype and an absence of Ralph Krueger.

All part of the plan. A true 'ends justify the means' situation.


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nullterm wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 17:00

CrusaderPi wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 14:52

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nullterm wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 14:58

Every game Krueger coaches to a win is another exclamation point on how tragically dumb our OBC management is. Go Sabres!

Always remember, we would never have gotten McDavid without Eakins. And we couldn't have gotten Eakins without Mactavish, Skype and an absence of Ralph Krueger.

All part of the plan. A true 'ends justify the means' situation.


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 Re: Krueger Hired in Buffalo [message #737655 is a reply to message #737642 ]
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Kr55 wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 13:34

RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 10:15

Lebrun tweeted he has heard that Kruger has signed a 3 year deal for between 11.5-12 mill. If that is the case, that's a lot for a guy who has been out of hockey for 5 years.


Guess he has only been out 3 years? Did a pretty good job at the world cup of hockey in 2016.

I don't see him as the type that won't be doing all his homework before jumping back in next season.


Your new profile pic is fantastic.
As far as Krueger being out of hockey, it isn't like he forgot anything he knew about hockey while over there.
I am sure he was busy in the soccer world and the time diff can be a pain but I am sure he also kept pretty close tabs on the NHL.

It isn't like he walked into Buffalo wondering who Eichel was, looking at the tiny nets with amazement and then slipped on the ice, forgetting the game wasnt played on grass.



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 Re: Krueger Hired in Buffalo [message #737659 is a reply to message #737655 ]
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PlusOne wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 18:02

Kr55 wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 13:34

RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 10:15

Lebrun tweeted he has heard that Kruger has signed a 3 year deal for between 11.5-12 mill. If that is the case, that's a lot for a guy who has been out of hockey for 5 years.


Guess he has only been out 3 years? Did a pretty good job at the world cup of hockey in 2016.

I don't see him as the type that won't be doing all his homework before jumping back in next season.


Your new profile pic is fantastic.
As far as Krueger being out of hockey, it isn't like he forgot anything he knew about hockey while over there.
I am sure he was busy in the soccer world and the time diff can be a pain but I am sure he also kept pretty close tabs on the NHL.

It isn't like he walked into Buffalo wondering who Eichel was, looking at the tiny nets with amazement and then slipped on the ice, forgetting the game wasnt played on grass.


Yeah, I see lots of this talk about how behind the curve Krueger must be after nothing being in the NHL so long. I dunno...we just watched McLellan coach the Oilers like it was still 2007 for 4 years. And Hitch coached us like it was maybe 2010 (I think I'm being generous).

A smart guy can figure stuff out and evolve pretty quickly. The game hasn't changed that much for anyone smart and can watch video and figure stuff out.

[Updated on: Wed, 15 May 2019 18:34]


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Kr55 wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 18:32

PlusOne wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 18:02

Kr55 wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 13:34

RDOilerfan wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 10:15

Lebrun tweeted he has heard that Kruger has signed a 3 year deal for between 11.5-12 mill. If that is the case, that's a lot for a guy who has been out of hockey for 5 years.


Guess he has only been out 3 years? Did a pretty good job at the world cup of hockey in 2016.

I don't see him as the type that won't be doing all his homework before jumping back in next season.


Your new profile pic is fantastic.
As far as Krueger being out of hockey, it isn't like he forgot anything he knew about hockey while over there.
I am sure he was busy in the soccer world and the time diff can be a pain but I am sure he also kept pretty close tabs on the NHL.

It isn't like he walked into Buffalo wondering who Eichel was, looking at the tiny nets with amazement and then slipped on the ice, forgetting the game wasnt played on grass.


Yeah, I see lots of this talk about how behind the curve Krueger must be after nothing being in the NHL so long. I dunno...we just watched McLellan coach the Oilers like it was still 2007 for 4 years. And Hitch coached us like it was maybe 2010 (I think I'm being generous).

A smart guy can figure stuff out and evolve pretty quickly. The game hasn't changed that much for anyone smart and can watch video and figure stuff out.


Good additional points on the smart guy and ability to evolve comment.

The fact he was able to move from hockey to soccer and succeed there tells me his ability to learn, adapt then plan is high. I dont follow close enough but I dont recall a story of someone moving between sports at the highest level.
**ETA, I meant in a direct coaching/management role. I know business guys have done it a lot.

Also, there is a lot of hockey knowledge needed of course, and it shouldnt be a question that Ralgh has that.
The ability to be a good coach has a lot of transferable skills from one sport to the next. Motivation, culture, habits, analysis, etc are all things that dont matter what sport you are coaching, they will stay with you

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Krueger said on The Instigators that he went undercover in Buffalo a few weeks ago and watched some playoff games at a bar downtown. He picked the brains of fans on hockey, the Sabres, and their thoughts on where the team is at. Pretty cool


Dang it. Kind of annoying that I have to root for Buffalo a bit now.



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I envy the Sabre. Lots of talk about it being a risky move but I think not. Kruger is a really smart man and will adapt and the team most likely thrive under him. Wonder if the Oilers even approached him about coaching.


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overdue wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 18:50

I envy the Sabre. Lots of talk about it being a risky move but I think not. Kruger is a really smart man and will adapt and the team most likely thrive under him. Wonder if the Oilers even approached him about coaching.


Do you think Lowe and MacT have the humility in them to publicly admit they were completely wrong with Skypegate?



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nullterm wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 20:35

overdue wrote on Wed, 15 May 2019 18:50

I envy the Sabre. Lots of talk about it being a risky move but I think not. Kruger is a really smart man and will adapt and the team most likely thrive under him. Wonder if the Oilers even approached him about coaching.


Do you think Lowe and MacT have the humility in them to publicly admit they were completely wrong with Skypegate?

OEG didn’t deserve Ralph. I hope they did approach him and got smacked down. I also love the “he’s been out of the game so long” angle. Quennevile hasn’t coached in a while, he probably forgot how as well.



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For some reason I'm sure he'll do great in Buff and I know the Oil missed out on a good guy, again.


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Buffalo will make the playoffs next year with Ralph. He's THAT good.


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