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04-25-2013, 03:42 PM
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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.
Quinn led the team to its worst showing in franchise history with a roster that nearly made the playoffs under MacTavish. Quinn hadn't coached at the NHL level in years and it was pretty clear the game had passed him by. A lot more than just the players and Oilers management saw this as being the case.
Bringing in a coach with pedigree like Ruff/Tippet/Babcock/Tortorella/Laviolette is exactly what we need. These guys have cups, presidents trophies, Jack Adams awards etc. and they're not dinosaurs. Krueger has none of those accomplishments on his resume and neither did Renney. If a player gets out of line with a coach like that he gets shipped out because management won't be afraid to side with the coach in that scenario.
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