Thread: Fire Krueger
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04-25-2013, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by The Big Unit View Post
I disagree with the bolded. I think it depends on who the coach is. MacT lost the room but it was time for a change. The game simply passed by Pat Quinn so he wasn't right either. Both Renney and Krueger are "nice guys" and not really in the John Tortorella mould. I think an outspoken coach who calls the players out like Tortorella or Lindy Ruff would fit perfectly here.
Quinn was a hardline guy who spent all year calling out players, and was promptly rushed out the door and denigrated by the Oiler media shills as a dinosaur because the players said so. Kreuger/Renny were guys they players wanted to play for, the very same players who checked out the second they decided they no longer needed to listen to them anymore.

You bring in Ruff/Tippet/Babcock/Tortorella in this organization, with management that will fire a coach at the drop of a hat to save their own *****, and they'll be gone in a year - and the players know it.

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