WC: Oilers at the World Championships
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05-18-2013, 06:38 PM
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Not much better but at least they got to the semifinals.
I don't think this absolves Ruff.
This is a fired NHL coach that has now bombed in a very weak WC tournament with on paper easily the best team in the tournament.
Hopefully Ruff is a patient man, phone might not be ringing.
He did have a decent roster. Thing is it's a throw together that has to learn on the fly playing against real teams that have been together, for the most part, for many more practices and other events.
It's pretty hard to get excited about this tournament unless you have a vested interest in watching certain players. We just did not get to see that.
Oh well. Free agency and the draft are looming. I am going to focus on that now. This is all unfortunate history now.
I can definitely agree that Ruff had his issues. So did the team. How do you not put Stamkos in the shootout? Hall could have been a good choice too.
I don't imagine this helps his resume.
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