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[Rumor] Canucks interested in Krueger for Head Coach

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Crazy! Could work out, he turned a bunch of players from different countries into a competitive team. 

 

*note to mods, I put this in Canucks talk, as it's rumors pertaining to a Coach, and not necessarily player movement. Feel free to move thread if needed.*

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Interesting. Krueger did well in his brief stint with Edmonton, even though they missed the playoffs. 

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1 minute ago, HC20.0 said:

Interesting. Krueger did well in his brief stint with Edmonton, even though they missed the playoffs. 

I thought he was let go way too quickly in Edmonton and wouldn't mind a look at him here.

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Always wondered why the Oilers fired him so quickly. Not sure he would have any desire to leave Southampton, though. He's the club chairman.

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I never even thought of him.  

Pretty decent option.  

He did a good enough job with Team Europe, and has a ton of international experience, but not a whole lot of real success. 

He sucked with the Oilers tho.  

IMO, I say nope.  

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2 minutes ago, HC20.0 said:

Interesting. Krueger did well in his brief stint with Edmonton, even though they missed the playoffs. 

Not really.  

He was under .500.  

 

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1 minute ago, Winter Soldier said:

I thought he was let go way too quickly in Edmonton and wouldn't mind a look at him here.

Yeah, agreed. I remember a lot of people were shocked at his firing. He had an AHL Defense and no Top 6 center to work with that year, and still had them near a playoff spot. 

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1 minute ago, drummerboy said:

Not really.  

He was under .500.  

 

Sam Gagner was also their #1 Center, and Justin Schultz was their only semi okay defenseman that year. Dubnyk and Hall held that team together, and that wasn't Krueger's fault. He worked well with what he had.

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Why would he coach Team Europe if he wasn't interested in an NHL return?

 

I'm not sure how much of his Wikipedia page is fiction, but it shows he's part of the World Economic Forum? Must be a pretty smart guy.

 

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He has a pretty big cushy position in the EPL apparently, not sure why he would quit that to hop in our frying pan.

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2 minutes ago, HC20.0 said:

Sam Gagner was also their #1 Center, and Justin Schultz was their only semi okay defenseman that year. Dubnyk and Hall held that team together, and that wasn't Krueger's fault. He worked well with what he had.

Hahahah. Yeah.  They really did suck.  

I miss those days.  

 What a bunch of sucks.  

 

anyway, I'm not sold on him at all. 

Good team or not, he wasn't great in his very short NHL stint, and his international record isn't overly impressive either. 

 

Its great the team team is doing it due dilligents, but I hope they keep looking. 

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10 minutes ago, drummerboy said:

Not really.  

He was under .500.  

 

look at his team tho  wasnt  his fault

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Wait until the playoffs finish, one of these coaches is going to get so fired. Looking at you Bruce. He may not be a playoff coach but if he can bring the Canucks back out of the bottom of the ladder then he'll have done his job.

 

I think a playoff team will fire their coach and hire Sutter, leaving us with a juicy option. Wait until the Draft.

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Really, he was only fired because MacT became GM and rode the Dallas Eakins hype train.

 

Yeah, it was a 48 game season that year but they still did a lot better than they would go on to do in the coming seasons.

 

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