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09-05-2013, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by joestevens29 View Post
Sure, but how many teams had a new coach with as many young players playing the positions we did?

Smith talked to Quennville and talked about how it didn't matter in CHI because they had 2 or 3 guys that needed to learn the system, everyone else knew it.
Thats one reason why handing the reigns over to Kruger was a bad idea.

Oiler management knew there was going to be a lockout and they had to realize that it was going to be very difficult to have a rookie coach implement a new system in a shortened season.

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