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01-18-2014, 03:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bigmango View Post
Kruger was not perfect but he brought a team that was falling apart as a result of terrible management back to life a couple of times last season. The team sagged every time they lost a center through injury and management refused to do anything, but Kruger got them to hang tough and regain belief in their ability to compete. But watching useful players go by the waiver wire and doing nothing at the trade deadline when they we actually in the playoffs was the last straw, it was obvious that management wanted them to fail so that Tambo could be axed and an old boy hired in his place. A much poorer team went to war for Kruger and then watched him get stabbed in the back over the summer by Lowe and MacT. Anyone surprised that most of the players can't stand the whole situation and Kruger's replacement? This season is pure karma for Lowe and MacT and stems from their betrayal of the team last year. Think it's bad now? Just wait till Hall asks for a trade this summer. Ladies and gentlemen...............your Atlanta Thrashers.
Krueger wasn't great imo, but without a training camp I think he did pretty decent as a rookie coach. Special teams were stellar, we actually had some decent runs and a push for the playoffs at one point. Have we had any runs this year? I'd rather have Krueger than Eakins, but I'd rather have an experienced NHL coach than either rookie.

If Hall or any of these guys requests a trade I think I'll be done being an Oilers fan. I've been thinking about it this season.. if any of these #1 overall picks jumps ship I'll be done too. We've put up with so much garbage as fans, that will be my final straw. I really hope it doesn't come to that, but I won't blame these guys for wanting out. I love the Oilers and I would want out if I were in their position, I'm surprised it hasn't happened already.

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