Oilers lose 3-0 to the Ducks
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04-23-2013, 12:29 AM
The Drive for Nine
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern Alberta
These games mean nothing to 90% of these Oilers players no matter what they say about putting in an effort and finishing well.
Krueger is far too calm and sees too many positives... not just in these games (they don't even matter anymore)... but earlier in the season it was the same thing.
I think Krueger may simply be too calm and "cerebral" to coach at this level... for this team at this point in this rebuild anyway. They need at some point to switch from calmess and seeing positives in every game to seeing negatives and kicking *****.
He has benched players... Smyth/Whitney and players have been sent packing... Hordi and Eager but I still don't think Krueger is necessarily the right personality to get the most out of this group.
I'd have him on a short leash next season... if this continues I'd definitely can him early. Honestly I'd do that now before Ruff is picked up by another team (if Ruff is actually interested)... but I know the Oilers won't fire Krueger right now.
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