No not telling them to lose battles, benching players and messing with the lines that brought success.
And about hating every coach, the oilers just promote the last assistant, keeping what didn't work alive. They do the same with management too, just bringing back past failures instead of trying something new.
Hilarious.In the history of this board, every coach has had a Fire <insert name> thread. Oiler posters are notorious for being overreactive in their criticism of coaches.
Yes, Oiler posters on this board hate every coach. I firmly believe that. The overreaction after every Oiler loss is absolutely predictable.
You can't help the reffing or an own goal but when you shorten the bench for defensive reasons it changes the players' mindsets. Now they're thinking defense first instead of playing assertively which is what was winning them the hockey game in the first place and makes things a lot more comfortable for the opposing team. It's like in football when a quarterback knows the other team isn't going to Blitz he can take his time in the pocket.
Oh really? Strange, San Jose also shortened their bench in the third. By your definition, they must have been thinking defense too!
Think things would have been better with Brent Sutter? His NHL coaching resume is spotty at best. The last few late game let downs could be avoided with a few more craft veterans who can lockdown a game, we are not there yet.
I posted this elsewhere but it is probably more applicable here:
Yes, youth, lack of defensive centers and no D. That's why you keep the pedal to the floor and use your advantage, not your weakness. RK has been a disappointment to me. You can check my entire posting history, I've been around a while, and I am not a negative person but RK has a plan and reality be damned. He looks at his bench where we have none of the above but goes with it anyway. Use your strength, offense. Never take your foot off the gas if you have no breaks!
What is the common denominator between all the recent coaches of the oilers? Furberger hired in 2008...shortly there after MacT is run out of town. Quinn is one and done. Renney not much better. Now there is Krueger making bizarre decisions... could it be that Buchy is actually the man behind the curtain??