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12-24-2013, 09:04 AM
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BleedingOil
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Originally Posted by JordanGalhanth View Post
Part of me wants to see Laxdal with the Oilers, but at the same time, I'm also wary of making that move. It seems to me that a lot of the good WHL/junior coaches who have tried the NHL (Sutter, Clouston) haven't had much success in the bigs. Even Tom Renney had a pretty decent WHL team back in the 90's. The two leagues are different - men vs. boys.

Don't get me wrong, I love Laxdal's coaching work and I hope that he sticks with the OK's for a long, long time. But that said, I'd hate to see him turn out like the other WHL coaches who have tried to make the jump.
mike Babcock sure didn't work out although he did coach in the A for a brief period between WHL/NHL.

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