Thread: Ralph Krueger
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03-10-2013, 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted by New dawn View Post
The Reporters on TSN were questioning why you hire a "prevent a goal" type of coach when you are drafting "score a goal" type of players.
Well... not to defend Krueger because his coaching obviously isn't achieving much at this point.... but ANY coach has to emphasize defense along with offense.

The team that's #2 in the NHL right now offensively... Tampa... is sitting 1 spot below EDM in the standings.

It's not a golden ticket to have a coach who employs "offense first" and "defense second" systems.

I do agree in general though... the team has taken a step backwards offensively this year from Renney.

Last year they were 22nd in goals scored while 5on5 and 20th overall in goals per game. This year they are dead last while 5on5 and 2nd worst overall in goals per game.

Obviously the team is regressing and Krueger's systems have to share the blame along with the players.

They simply are not able to score vs most teams who have quickly figured out how to stop the Oilers offense.

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