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11-03-2013, 08:39 PM
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Digger12
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I'm not sure if it means anything, but I found it interesting...and in the end, that's all that really matters.

Since our last Stanley Cup win over 23 years ago, the Oilers have had 9 head coach tenures (not counting Eakins as he just got here):

Muckler
Green
Burnett
Low
Lowe
MacTavish
Quinn
Renney
Krueger

Of these guys, the only one that went on to be an NHL head coach anywhere else after leaving the Oilers, was Muckler. Yes Low did do 2 forgettable years with the Rangers, but I've always thought of that as a pity hire by Low's old benefactor Sather because nobody else would hire him, and even Slats could only stomach Low's incompetence for 2 years before sending him on his way.

Goes to show how 'in the family' this org has been for a very long time for the most part...and the few times they went outside the fold so to speak, it's generally ended in swift failure.

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