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Ralph Krueger

Ralph Krueger (born August 31, 1959) is a German-Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player.

Craig MacTavish Dallas Eakins Jay Rodriguez Morgan Schneiderlin Edmonton Oilers Mauricio Pochettino Les Reed Steve Tambellini St Mary Pat Quinn Luke Shaw Western Conference Tom Renney Manchester City Ronald Koeman Patrice Evra


Linden on the Ralph Krueger rumours: "I don’t see a lot of organizational changes."
We'll just have to wait and see. If Les Reed and/or Ralph Krueger stay in their current roles, the purchase could just be seen as investment
Memo2 find a way to hire Ralph Krueger!
Think Jets fans will find this interesting. . Good at powerplay, maximizes talent and oh ya from MB.
sounds like the sort of thing Ralph Krueger would say.
If you're Ralph Krueger then it opens up a lot of questions, tbh.
If I'm Ralph Krueger and Buffalo comes calling... different situation than Vancouver.
Lombardi's name will come up as GM of course but how about Chicago's bright assistant GM Norm Maciver too? And Ralp…
Hey Dregs, hypothetically, what you you think of the Pegulas hiring Ralph Krueger
Interesting news: team Ralph Krueger coaches/runs in Premiere League could be sold. If so, he's out of a job.
Jared-Un is actually Icarus? May he fly high. Surely his wife's pile of Chinese-made shoes will cushion his fall.
Again Ralph Krueger would become my coach. Good coach, worked wonders with a young group in Edmonton
Would love to see Buffalo pry Ralph Krueger away from Southampton.
Meanwhile, Ralph Krueger coldy pushes 'ignore' on incoming call from Vancouver area code
Is Ralph Krueger a name that could come up?
should try and pry Ralph Krueger away from w/e soccer team he's invested in. Seems like he'd be perfect fit for young core.
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Buffalo a better job than Vancouver currently. If Krueger is thinking of coming back to the league… I’d support it.
Ralph Krueger will have a job in the NHL next year...
Jason Botterill and Ralph Krueger would be a nice duo for Buffalo
Krueger's "focus" remains on Saints "for now" - CHAIRMAN Ralph Krueger’s “focus remains fully on Saints for now...
any thoughts on Ralph Krueger as a potential candidate if the net is widened beyond Stevens?
Reports surfaced this week of Canucks showing interest in Ralph Krueger. (former Oilers coach in lockout shortened season)
If choose to switch coaches Ralph Krueger should get a good look.
(1/2) A couple making love disturbs the Sarasota R1 match between and
My brother just sold Ralph Krueger a house in N. VAN. My sister sold him a BBQ.
Would Ralph Krueger be a good fit for the Canucks behind the bench ... or in the boardroom?
what do you make of this? Ralph Krueger being talked of here as possible new Canucks GM.
reportedly interested in former bench boss Ralph Krueger for head coach. MORE:…
After floating Ralph Krueger, Canucks would be making a big mistake by hiring Travis Green. Immediately becomes a letdown.
interested in former Oilers coach Ralph Krueger
Could Ralph Krueger be set to ditch to return to hockey?.
Vancouver Canucks rumoured to have interest in hiring Ralph Krueger -
As per (on TV), the may have interest in Ralph Krueger for the head coach position.
Poll: Which Krueger would make the best Canucks Head Coach?. Ralph . Freddy . The late Daniel Von Bargen. Vote at
Imagine having a management team so bad that you think adding Ralph Krueger as an adviser would be an upgrade.
Friedman: Canucks interested in Ralph Krueger for vacant Head Coaching job
i know right? and i woke up the next morn and they DIDN'T say "actually ralph krueger told us to f…
thanks dude - honestly the Ralph Krueger rumours were the best gift of all
Dear management, in regards to hiring Ralph Krueger for our coaching staff, this is my response.…
Report: Canucks interested in former Oilers coach Ralph Krueger -...
Good morning. Reached out to Ralph Krueger for a comment on VAN interest. By email, he replied, "I have had some interesti…
.Not sure why Ralph Krueger would leave Premiership to return to the NHL
The Canucks are reportedly interested in former Oilers coach Ralph Krueger. .
Steve Tambellini: Ralph Krueger is a great communicator, works well with younger players
Ralph Krueger would be a perfect fit as next head coach, if he wants to leave his job in England. .
Hearing VAN interested in Ralph Krueger, who excelled with World Cup Team Europe. But, is there any desire to leave Southa…
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Liverpool and Manchester City target Virgil van Dijk, is committed to Southampton for life, according to the club's chairman Ralph Krueger.
Southampton owner Ralph Krueger says defender Virgil van Dijk will not be moving to Manchester City or Liverpool this summe…
what about the Ralph Krueger Lockout team? We were 8th at the trade deadline
after what Ralph Krueger did in the fall he must be high on someone's list if he wants to coach in the NHL
He could clear it up by being as transparent as Ralph Krueger said they would be. ??
His first season under Ralph Krueger wasn't too shabby
Ralph Krueger, who else can take a loosely cobbled together team and have some success?
should see if Ralph Krueger is available!! This team is looking awful!!
Where is Ralph Krueger when you need him?
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Like the Swiss national team and Ralph Krueger. He’s an excellent coach and motivator, but after 12 years every player hated him
Europe head coach Ralph Krueger talked about need to capitalize on odd-man rushes. Thomas Vanek/Jannik Hansen just squandered great chance.
Ralph Krueger says no update on Marian Hossa. According to he went to QC hospital to get x-rays.
Report is that Marian Hossa injury is not serious and that he has indicated to Ralph Krueger and the team staff that he…
Les Reed, Ralph Krueger and Co are doing everything they can to persuade Ronald Koeman to sign a new deal. Big statement of intent
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Shaw, who has been with the since 2006, is joining Ralph Krueger's staff. Paul Maurice will also be an assistant.
we went from Ralph to Freddy Krueger
SOUTHAMPTON FC | Ralph Krueger eyes American development great news
If the Blue Jackets were smart they would have hired Ralph Krueger and saved their second round pick. Krueger is also a better coach.
Really interesting concept from as they look to grow their brand in North America -
Are heading to the USA? Ralph Krueger explains more from the –
Good evening at for the Fans Forum. Great to hear from Les Reed & Ralph Krueger
Enjoyed Optimistic for long term future of Ralph Krueger + Les Reed
Is it bad that I am really warming towards Ralph Krueger...
Keith asks if will work with local businesses, Ralph Krueger says they'll start conversation to see how they can include them
Ralph Krueger has confirmed that a stadium expansion is currently not an option at this moment in time.
Ralph Krueger: "We've evolved into a very transparent club. We want to produce a great football club for our fans."
Watch LIVE at 7pm as Les Reed and Ralph Krueger take part in the fans' forum –
Left a message on Ralph Krueger's Mixcloud profile
“If you aren’t failing at all, it means you aren’t reaching high enough and far enough.” —Coach Ralph Krueger
Dallas Eakins ruined everything. If we stuck with Ralph Krueger the whole way, we'd be a playoff team with McLellan by now.
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger gave a bizarre, fairly cringeworthy speech at the start of his discussion at Leaders in Sport about
Really, what did Ralph Krueger know about power plays (5th in NHL) that no one else can figure out?
.the ghost of Ralph Krueger...he had the PP cooking with gas.
I don't have any proof but I believe Dallas Eakins, Tom Renney and Ralph Krueger are all smiling right now.
no Ralph Krueger was unreal. We had top 5 PP in the entire league. Why does no coach ever watch video of his powerplay?
No surprise shortlisted best club to work for after seeing Ralph Krueger speak
Hoping for another brilliant summer of recruitment from Ronald Koeman, Les Reed and Ralph Krueger
Listen to the fascinating Ralph Krueger and about the new chapter of his life:
Ralph Krueger: Some people think are bigger than
Ralph Krueger has revealed that his agreement with Katharina Liebherr was that he would remain as chairman u…
Ralph Krueger's interviews are such a frustrating thing to read or listen to. Takes about 10 minutes to not quite answer a question
To Ralph Krueger: His transistion from hockey to soccer and what hockey can learn from soccer?
They need to fix d screws in their head 1st "Some people think Southampton are BIGGER than Man Utd
Some people think Southampton are BIGGER than Manchester United
BBC Sport - Southampton success not down to luck - chairman Ralph Krueger. Basic stuff but it works, try it mgt
Ralph Krueger to discuss with Katharina Liebherr whether his commitment to will extend beyond this season:
Ralph Krueger explains how Southampton are bigger than United in areas of USA
Sang at Southampton football clubs late Christmas party on 15th Feb for 400 guests including managers,players and Ralph Krueger loved it 😜
SAINTS NEWS. Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says the club could go beyond Europe for their next pre-season tour.
Southampton principles key to success chairman Ralph Krueger
BBC Sport - 'Southampton way' is the key, says Saints chairman Ralph Krueger. -- Catching up with Ralph via BBC.
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says the team's success is not down to luck
Ralph Krueger: Southampton have grown - Eurosport -
Southampton 'principles' key to success - chairman Ralph Krueger
Have you read our big interview with chairman Ralph Krueger yet?
Life's been pretty good for Ralph Krueger post-Edmonton Oilers -
Southampton success not down to luck says chairman Ralph Krueger
Fair to wonder where the team would be if Ralph Krueger had gotten the same loyalty and backing from management, instead of …
This team pulled the plug. On Pat Quinn. AFTER ONE SEASON. Pulled it on Ralph Krueger. AFTER ONE SEASON.
bring back Pat Quinn or Ralph Krueger or anyone
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino claims he looks back with affection on his time in charge of Southampton as he prepares to face his former club on Sunday. The former Argentina international was a relative unknown when he arrived at St Mary's to replace the popular Nigel Adkins in January 2013. But Pochettino quickly won over around the doubters and last season Saints enjoyed their best-ever Premier League campaign - success which persuaded Spurs to bring him to White Hart Lane. His exit sparked an unparalleled exodus from the club, with chairman Ralph Krueger accusing those players of only wanting a short-cut to Champions League football. Such comments were also aimed at Pochettino in the wake of his move to White Hart Lane - and were suggestions he was quick to reject. "No, no, no," Pochettino said. "My decision was my decision for a lot of reasons, but if I don't talk in the moment, now is for me (time to) forget. I am looking forward. "Southampton was a great period in my life - I think the best per ...
The transfer window closes and Ralph Krueger's promise was not broken. Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez are still…
Southampton's Ralph Krueger insists Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez will be staying at St Mary's and summer sales at the club is over.
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says Morgan Schneiderlin & Jay Rodriguez will not be leaving the club
NEWS: chairman Ralph Krueger says and are not for sale –
Saints duo not for sale: Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has declared that neither Jay Rodriguez nor Morgan...
Just found a link to listen to Ralph Krueger's interview
Ralph Krueger also spoke to today. Listen here –
Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez will not leave Southampton this summer, insists chairman Ralph Krueger.
"BREAKING!: Southampton's chairman Ralph Krueger confirms Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay Rodriguez will be leaving the club this summer."
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says the club has no intention of selling Jay Rodriguez and Morgan Schneiderlin.
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin and striker Jay Rodriguez will not be sold.
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has said that Jay Rodriguez & Morgan Schneiderlin will not leave the club during the transfer window
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The Saints say the duo are not for sale. Despite Southampton having allowed five players to leave the club this summer, chairman Ralph Krueger has issued a hands off warning for Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur targets Morgan Schneiderlin and Jay…
Q: Where's Ralph Krueger? A: In Canada working on development centre to go along with the one we have in Spai…
Good day fellow Fans. Stories making the headlines today. The Lallana saga continues. 1) Former Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia is in talks with Brighton over the vacant manager's job at the Amex Stadium. 2) Luka Rakitic quotes that the three sides chasing his son (Seville MD Ivan Rakitic) who is a target for Liverpool, are La Liga’s top three Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid. 3) Arsenal target Serge Aurier has held talks with Liverpool according to the Metro. 4) Southampton’s Adam Lallana has attempted to contact club chairman chairman Ralph Krueger and executive director Les Reed to discuss his proposed move to Liverpool only for the duo to fail to answer his phone calls. Daily Star. 5) Former Liverpool midfielder Steve McManaman has revealed that he believes the Merseysiders’ should stick to their valuation of Adam Lallana and not pay over the odds for the Southampton captain. 6) Luis Alberto’s stint on Merseyside looks like it could be over, with the Spanish youngster looking set to l ...
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger says the club have no need to offload Luke Shaw and Adam Lallana this summer.
It’s been a rollercoaster few weeks for the new Saints chairman Ralph Krueger. In the short time since the end of the season the man only appointed in March has seen massive bids come in for his star players, manager Mauricio Pochettino quit the club for Tottenham and come in for a bit of flack for keeping fans in the dark. However, despite the trying times, Krueger fronted up and gave the Daily Echo’s chief sports writer, Adam Leitch, a one-on-one interview at St Mary’s. No topic was banned from discussion as Krueger answered all the burning questions at Saints. Here we bring the uncensored and unabridged transcript direct to you: Q: It’s been a tough few days, what are your emotions and reflections at the moment? A: I have to say we have moved forward very quickly with our management team after the decision from Pochettino. We have been clear in our communication that we are already working towards a solution so I am actually full of adrenaline right now. It’s a challenge we are taking head on ...
Lennon and Petrescu in frame to be new Saints boss as Spurs close in on Pochettino SUNDERLAND'S Gus Poyet, former Chelsea defender Dan Petrescu and ex-Celtic manager Neil Lennon are all contenders to replace Mauricio Pochettino at Southampton with the Argentine closing in on a move to Tottenham. Pochettino could be named Spurs boss within the next 48 hours with Daniel Levy now thought to be in advanced talks with the 42-year-old about taking the reigns at White Hart Lane. It was reported earlier today that Levy had yet to make a final decision between Pochettino and Ajax boss Frank De Boer. But it now seems almost certain that Pochettino will be the man to replace Tim Sherwood with the former Espanyol boss now odds-on with Ladbrokes. That leaves a vacancy at St Mary's that will attract interest from around Britain and across Europe. Following Pochettino's stunning success this season - and with the Saints well-earned reputation for producing some of the brightest British talent - chairman Ralph Krueger is ...
Man Utd silent on Shaw bid reports 11 May 2014 Updated 22:43 GMT By Simon Stone - BBC Sport Manchester United are refusing to comment on reports they have made a £27m offer for teenager Luke Shaw. Sources close to the Southampton defender have indicated a bid has been made but United are staying silent. Earlier, before news of the bid became public, Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger said he expected interest in a number of Saints players. "The reason people look at our players is because the club does an excellent job developing them," he told the BBC. "It should be difficult here every summer." Left-back had been one of the priority areas for David Moyes before he was sacked by United last month. Current first-choice Patrice Evra is out of contract in the summer and there have been no indications whether the France defender will be offered an extension. Moyes made a sustained effort to sign England's Leighton Baines(external) from Everton last summer and was also unsuccessful when he tried to get Fabi ...
Ian Ayre:"So is Lallana available for transfer?". Ralph Krueger:"Yes, he is actually" . IA:"Thanks". RK:"Any offer?". IA:"Nah,just monitoring"
According to reports Ed Woodward will have a meeting with Ralph Krueger chairman of Southampton this evening regarding Luke Shaw. Discussion going on, deal yet to be finalised.
Ralph Krueger went from coaching the Edmonton Oilers to becoming the chairman of Southampton!! Mind is kinda blown right now.
It's obvious that the problem in Edmonton really was Ralph Krueger.
I really thought that Ralph Krueger was an excellent coach. When the Wings came to town or vice versa, it was a high-flying battle
Ralph Krueger did more with less quality players on his team against only Western Conference competition.I think there is no doubt
What if Ralph Krueger had decided he'd stay in North American, help pick his associate coach himself? Any difference?
Why were we so eager to get Dallas Eakins again? I miss Ralph Krueger.
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please can we have Ralph Krueger back?
My only question is how is Oilers management going to blame tonight's *** kicking on ex-coach Ralph Krueger? What a terrible organization.
Is it too late for the to bring back Ralph Krueger ?! At least last season was fun and they somehow showed some improvement...
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger feels they can export their academy know-how around the world.
Krueger feels Southampton can cash in on academy expertise - Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger feels they can exp...
Since his appointment there has yet to be a time where I haven’t referred to Ralph Krueger as Freddie Krueger in copy
Ralph Krueger Coached a more exciting team with no training camp, no practice time, 48 games vs west & a weaker team.
Ralph Krueger new chairman of Southampton FC - Globalnews.ca
Ralph Krueger: Southampton not for sale, says new chairman - BBC Sport
Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has United in his sights:
Don’t get the Ralph Krueger love-in. Yet to outline his vision for & just said generic stuff about fans. Judge him in September.
Ralph Krueger is the man to take Saints forward writes . Do Saints fans agree? .
Ralph Krueger speaks to the Calgary Herald about his start to life at
Ralph Krueger is evidently going to make more public appearances and be a more prominent voice at
Ralph Krueger believes his background makes him prepared for dealing with the dynamics of football, agents etc:
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Saints chairman Ralph Krueger says he has no concerns about agents attempting to take advantage of his...
Saints chairman won't allow football agents to take advantage of him: Saints chairman Ralph Krueger...
Is Ralph Krueger running the power play tonight
Interesting read on Ralph Krueger's transition from to Chairman of
Well, just got Ralph Krueger as chairman. Let's have someone go the other way.
"Here is the interview brilliant and honest interview withchairman Ralph Kruger.
Canadian Radio Station interview with new Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger yesterday.
how do you rate Ralph Krueger ? He's now chairman of our team Southampton football club.
“Here is the interview this interview is class
Ralph Krueger: "We want to build a commercial foundation that can sustain the step into the next level."
Ralph Krueger confirms that we are currently looking for a new corporate sponsor candidate, narrowed down to three to bring…
Ralph Krueger confirms that we will be bringing in a new sports director "Who has tremendous experience and expertise"
Just listened to an interview with new chairman Ralph Krueger on Canadian radio. Speaks with tremendous knowledge…
Canadian radio station interview with new chairman Ralph Krueger yesterday...
Ralph Krueger excites me. Am I able to think he'll be better than Cortese?
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Ralph Krueger Says is the best player Southampton have ever had.
I'm happy that Ralph Krueger is chairman of saints, he sounds like he know what's best for the club
Ralph Krueger on Southampton: "We have the best academy in England"
'Saints can be like Packers': Southampton's new chairman Ralph Krueger wants the club to become the Green Bay ... http:…
Krueger keen to keep top performers - New Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger insists he has held "positive" talks ...
Arsene Wenger has held heart-to-heart talks with Mesut Ozil - and reassured him that he is central to Arsenal's plans. Manchester City's Champions League exit was compounded by a potentially serious injury to star striker Sergio Aguero. Spurs' players had a furious dressing-room bust-up after their defeat at Chelsea last weekend. Wigan boss Uwe Rosler is ready to sign Manchester City's forgotten man Jack Rodwell in an emergency loan deal. Arsene Wenger is keeping close tabs on young Valencia striker Francisco Alcacer. Fitness coach Raymond Verheijen has savaged Arsene Wenger's training methods, claiming they are to blame for Arsenal's latest injury crisis. Patrice Evra is set to join Manchester United team-mate Nemanja Vidic at Inter Milan. Mesut Ozil will miss at least five Premier League games which will make or break Arsenal's bid for the double. New Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has already held "positive" talks with boss Mauricio Pochettino and rubbished claims owner Katharina Liebherr wants to ...
New Southampton chairman Ralph Krueger has insisted it is too early to discuss the futures of some of the club's...
Photoset: loveharmonics: "Southampton Football Club is delighted to announce that Ralph Krueger has been...
Former Oilers coach Ralph Krueger new chairman at Southampton FC of the English Premier League:
New chairman Ralph Krueger on Katharina Liebherr, the need to improve commercially & Pochettino:
Holy crap... Edmonton Oilers you need to fire Dallas Eakins and bring back Ralph Krueger...
Just a wild guess: Ralph Krueger the next head coach in Bern.
Good thing the Oilers fired Ralph Krueger and hired Eakins!
I apologize to Ralph Krueger, I openly mocked ur coaching, as punishment Oilers fire u and hire an even bigger fraud.
What do u think Ralph Krueger is thinking right now?
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Somewhere out there Ralph Krueger is laughing.
I think I just heard ex Oilers coach Ralph Krueger singing the old Shaggy song ... " It Wasnt Me "
The 1st thing Oilers did wrong was putting Kevin Lowe the president of hockey operations, the 2nd thing they did wrong was replacing Steve Tambellini with Craig MacTavish SAKES, the 3rd thing they did wrong was replacing Ralph Krueger with Dallas Eakins F*ing brutal, and now look at our record for this season...need to get rid of those 3 monkeys
Good to see he's still there after what happened to Larry Krueger the 1st time and Ralph Barbieri.
MacT needs to fire Oilers Assistant coaches, Buchberger, or Steve Smith and replace Ralph Krueger for PP & PK IMMEDIATELY!!!
Little confused to why the oilers let go of Ralph Krueger so fast after he actually made the oilers a bit more of a winning team
Pretty sure Ralph Krueger would've done a better job than 4-14-2. Why did MacT fire him?
I think getting rid of Ralph Krueger was one or the best moves the Oilers made this year.
you liked the PP last night?! 0-8? You know who's PP you woulda loved? Ralph Krueger's!!
Somewhere in Europe Ralph Krueger is snickering! Eakins says power play not bad. Are you kidding me??!! Enough already, jokes over!
And people thought Ralph Krueger was the problem?
If Ralph Krueger was only given 48 games for his chance, how long of this 4 year contract does Dallas Eakins get? Only 20 games in, but SAD.
What the Oilers did to Ralph Krueger is inexcusable. Hockey karma is punishing them for that.
It's time to start the Dallas Eakins must go page. Bring back Ralph Krueger.
Somewhere Ralph Krueger is smiling ear to ear
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And, to think, the Oilers tried to spin their woes as being Ralph Krueger's fault. Worst organization in the NHL. Ridiculous.
“I really wish the didn't can Ralph Krueger” yup. :(
I really wish the didn't can Ralph Krueger
Firing is the worst thing the could do. Suggesting a return of Ralph Krueger is EVEN worse.
I said about two weeks ago that Ralph Krueger returning is not impossible. I stand by that. Players liked him.
Fire Dallas Eakins already ... Ralph Krueger had this same squad, and got more out of them FFS
Is it too late to get Ralph Krueger to come back?
I guess Dallas Eakins is not the second coming. And Ralph Krueger was not a putz.
I can only assume that Ralph Krueger put a hex on the team. Seems most logical at this point
watching Canucks game wit Jeffrey Lee Clayton Vawter..and Sandra Carifelle.c'mon Canucks...and uhh sorry Edmonton..and I finally figured out that Emonton Oilers aren't playing because of Mac T's generous firing of Ralph Krueger last season and cannot buy into Dallas Eakins scheme...so sad..but at the same time the Edmonton Oilers are 7th in the west?...good uh?
I have to ask why did the fire Ralph Krueger as the head coach for Dallas Eakins. Seriously. WHY!
does it come with special features like Lowe firing Ralph Krueger over Skype? Or a video showing how to toe drag like Hall?
John, am interested in what you think of the Oilers debacle. Clearly, Ralph Krueger was to blame, eh?
Really do have to wonder, yet again, could Ralph Krueger have the Oilers achieving such a lofty record? Apparently not.
Caught up w/former Oilers coach Ralph Krueger who shared how he thinks Nail Yakupov will respond to benching: ($)
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The firing of Ralph Krueger - and the way it was handled - was a disgrace. And just how much further along are they, BTW?
At some point, media need to revisit that off-season debacle with Ralph Krueger, don't they? He was clearly a scapegoat.
But wasn't Ralph Krueger the problem? Seriously, his firing was the biggest single debacle in the NHL this past off-season
We've been asking folks, but to no avail: Ralph Krueger was clearly the problem in Edmonton, right?
Amidst all the hype about Dallas Eakins, is it possible Ralph Krueger wasn't the problem in Edmonton after all?
...the paycheques from the Oilers still arrive at Ralph Krueger's house every two weeks, as they will until July 2015...
Another Edmonton loss. Feel bad for Ralph Krueger for being let go. No quick fix.
You can really see now how the new dressing room photos put in by Eakins have improve play from what it was under Ralph Krueger
Dallas Eakins is just a better looking version of Ralph Krueger at this point
I can almost guarantee Ralph Krueger is watching this game giggling, while repeatedly dialling Craig MacTavish on Skype.
I totally agree and they fired Ralph Krueger his record was better than Eakins. At least the kids produced. Where's jones.
This Ralph Krueger guy has for to go. Good grief.
:''Problem with Oilers was clearly Ralph Krueger ;)''
Ralph Krueger coached teams are laughing at the Oilers system and structural play right now
I wonder what ralph Krueger is thinking right about now
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Maybe Ralph Krueger can come back and the with the special teams play...
Steve Tambellini and Ralph Krueger are smiling somewhere right now.
Again, we ask: Ralph Krueger was clearly to blame in Edmonton, right? Can anyone explain?
Andy Murray (currently at Western Mich though). Ralph Krueger didn't have much success last yr but liked him.
Ralph Krueger would put Mike Brown in in a hearbeat.
Dallas Eakins is like Ralph Krueger but focused on running stairs as well
Come home, Ralph Krueger, all is forgiven. “there a hashtag yet?”
Ralph Krueger should come back just to run the PP
If D. Eakins will take 40 games to learn how to use Yak then may as well go back to Ralph Krueger, at least he already learned that.
Ralph Krueger, Tom Renney, and Pat Quinn can only smile and nod.
VANCOUVER -- The Edmonton Oilers succeeded in living up to some of their early-season hype Sunday. DeAngelo Hall Jersey . Ales Hemsky tied the game in the third period and added the shootout winner as the Oilers opened their season with a 3-2 comeback victory over the Vancouver Canucks. Sam Gagner also scored in the shootout for the Oilers, who were making their debut in the lockout-shortened season, while Devan Dubnyk stopped both Vancouver attempts. "We have an abundance of offensively-skilled players, but shooting penalty shots is a whole different ball game," said Ralph Krueger, who picked up a win in his first game as an NHL head coach. "And, I think the way Gagner and Hemsky dealt with that tonight was outstanding." The young, offensively-gifted Oilers have entered the season with high expectations, with many observers expecting them to take a strong run at making the playoffs for the first time in seven years. Edmonton has not qualified for the post-season since losing to Carolina in the 2006 St ...
"How dare Craig MacTavish relieve Ralph Krueger of his duties while continuing to pay his salary in full"
Craig MacTavish fired Ralph Krueger over Skype. On a positive note, at least he didn't do it by text message.
I don’t remember a general manager being so forthright about firing a coach simply because he happened to run across someone better, the way Craig MacTavish was yesterday. MacT never mentioned Ralph Krueger, but if you listened carefully, he pretty much said he went to interview Dallas Eakins for an assistant’s position, realized that he was about 10 times smarter than Krueger, and decided to make him head coach on the spot. He’s right, on all counts, and now the Oilers have a smart coach to go along with a very long list of smart players. But MacT better hope he’s never on fire and depending on Krueger to spit on him.
Talk about a kick in the teeth! Edmonton Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger was fired by GM Craig MacTavish via...
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General Manager Craig MacTavish announces Ralph Krueger has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach.
I guess pretty soon Skype will take the place of the telephone. New Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish was talking to head coach Ralph Krueger, who was in Switzerland at the time. After talking to Krueger on Skype about hiring another assistant coach, MacTavish changed his mind and fired Krueger instead. Oh well, at least it wasn't done by e mail. Dallas Eakins was introduced as the new head coach yesterday.
Craig MacTavish fires Ralph Krueger over Skype. In what should be the 1st of many bold moves to come for Oilers MacTavish.
The Edmonton Oilers are expected to name Dallas Eakins as the team’s head coach tomorrow. Eakins has been coaching the Toronto Marlies of the AHL since 2009. The move was made only a few weeks after Craig MacTavish was brought back to Edmonton to replace Steve Tambellini as the GM. MacTavish coached the Oilers from 2000-2009. He led the Oilers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2006. MacTavish turned some heads last week after it was reported that he fired Ralph Krueger over Skype. Krueger was hired last summer by the Oilers to be the coach to see them take the next step. The Oilers struggled to get things going during the shortened 2013 NHL season and Krueger was let go.
The Edmonton Oilers are set to announce the club's new head coach, two days after GM Craig MacTavish's announcement that Ralph Krueger was fired. According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, the Oilers will introduce Dallas Eakins as the new bench boss at a press conference on Monday.
On Saturday, Edmonton Oilers general manager announced the team was letting go head coach Ralph Krueger.
More and more, I'm getting the impression that Edmonton Oilers GM Craig MacTavish, in interviewing Dallas Eakins, ostensibly to be the associate coach to Ralph Krueger, found himself looking at himself in the mirror.
Today: Coverage of the Oilers coaching announcement. Hear from Craig MacTavish and Ralph Krueger. James Mirtle from the Globe and Mail.
The Edmonton Oilers canned Ralph Krueger on Saturday, using Skype to break the news to the coach who was some 4,800 miles away in Switzerland.
Ralph Krueger got to coach Oil in more games than George Burnett (35 games) and Bryan Watson (18). Bugsy made Jari Kurri a healthy scratch.
Follow up to the Ralph Krueger firing... It appears Dallas Eakins will be named coach of the Oilers. Good, bad, indifferent?
Rob Pizzo & Mark Osborne have HNIC Radio today from 3-5pm ET on SiriusXM's NHL Network Radio Sirius 207, XM92 TODAY - Mark Osborne from Toronto Booked: 3:15 - Tim Wharnsby - Senior Hockey Writer, CBCSports.ca Recap the Eastern and Western Final. Cup Final is set between Chicago and Boston Changes in Edmonton. Ralph Krueger out, Dallas Eakins in Sergei Gonchar signs for two seasons and 10 million with the Dallas Stars Leo Komarov set to sign with the KHL: after only one season in the NHL with the Maple Leafs. 3:30 - 3:45 - Bob Errey - Penguins TV Analyst Recapping the Pens Season and shocking playoff exit 4:00 - Elliotte Friedman - Hockey Night in Canada Commentator Stanley Cup Final is set: Boston at Chicago begins Wednesday Night. Final Officials: Referees McCauley, O'Halloran, Rooney and Watson. Linesmen Heyer, Murphy, Racicot and Sharrers. THe bridesmaids, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh will have to regroup. 4:20 - Bob Stauffer - Oilers Analyst on radio Dallas Eakins in, Ralph Krueger out. Soon, Horcoff .. ...
Ralph Krueger told Sportsnet's Marc Spector on Sunday that he was "blindsided by the firing" when told via Skype he was being let go as the Oilers' head coach.
Even more NHL-Ralph Krueger dismissed as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers after just one season. In this abbreviated, lockout shortened season, with a 19-22-7 record, the Oilers finished 12th in the Western Conference and missed the post-season for the seventh consecutive season. Krueger took over for Tom Renney after last season. General manager Craig MacTavish, who assumed his duties when Steve Tambellini was dismissed, needs to find the type of coach that can work with Edmonton's young talent in order to make this team a playoff contender.
NHL: The Edmonton Oilers have fired head coach Ralph Krueger. "I want to acknowledge a tremendous commitment Ralph had to our players and staff in his three years with this organization," GM Craig MacTavish said. "During the process of me conducting those interviews, I recognized I tried to add a coach that was more closely aligned to how I wanted to run the team than what Ralph was looking for. We're very close with a coaching candidate but at this point we haven't formalized a deal. I'm hopeful that our current staff will be retained but it will be up to the new coach." It is believed that Dallas Eakins of the AHL Toronto Marlies will be the Oilers' new bench boss. Whoever is picked will be the Oilers' fourth coach in five seasons.
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Oilers GM Craig MacTavish announced the firing of head coach Ralph Krueger on Saturday at a late-afternoon news conference. The club is on the cusp of hiring its fifth head coach in six seasons.
Oilers GM Craig MacTavish fired coach Ralph Krueger today. Apparently they double checked his resume, and he did NOT actually play for the team in their glory days of the 80s. Therefore, he simply had to go. They'll announce a new coach as soon as they can find someone from the 1983-84 team who isn't busy next year.
Craig MacTavish moments ago confirmed that the team had fired Ralph Krueger, telling the media he had informed him yesterday. MacTavish confirmed that the decision arose out of his process of looking for an associate coach, saying that in conducting the interviews he realized he was looking more ...
Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish announced Saturday the team has fired coach Ralph Krueger.
Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish confirmed rampant speculation on social media Saturday that Ralph Krueger is out as head coach, the fourth to be fired in five years...
Tempted to (boldly) add John Tortorella to our coaching staff. Thoughts? The Good Cop Bad Cop tactics with Ralph Krueger would be epic.
Or simply put, Ralph Krueger not line matching ***
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Ralph Krueger did OK handling his centres, even Sam "Mr. Streaky" Gagner
Had the best day at the zoo with Sierra Castro Riana Krueger and baby Cora now frostie freeze and wreck it ralph with my lovely boyfriend. Best.day.ever
does anyone have one, count them 1. extra ticket for the opener for the Bills without totally scalping the *** out of it? I've checked tiqiq.com and stubhub, and there's nothing under 160 for anything in the lower bowl.
Ralph Krueger would have pulled the goalie 3 minutes ago.
The head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, Ralph Krueger, joins me in just moments on CHED.
Craig MacTavish says he has some concerns and some questions for head coach Ralph Krueger...lots of discussion to come it sounds like.
The coaching staff will be a topic at this press conference & Edmonton will find out if Ralph Krueger stays or goes. 2/3
time to get rid of the coach Ralph Krueger and get a veteran coach
Oilers coach Ralph Krueger reflects on missing playoffs -
THE TEAM TODAY: End of Season: EDMONTON - The Oilers players met with head coach Ralph Krueger on Sunday morni...
Oilers coach Ralph Krueger reflects on missing playoffs
Question- do you think with all the management changes for the Oilers that Ralph Krueger will continue to be coach?
Oilers coach Ralph Krueger reflects on missing playoffs: After all the pre-season hype born out of three conse...
Head coach Ralph Krueger says the Edmonton finished the season just about exactly where they deserved to be.
Head coach Ralph Krueger admits “ended up with the result we deserved”
Why did EDM pick Ralph Krueger as their coach. Im looking at his coaching resume and really only has 2 years as Oilers assistant coach
I'd rather have Ryan Whitney on my team than Ralph Krueger as coach.
A "puck moving, powerplay, left-handed shot defenseman" is on Ralph Krueger's wish list...
Ralph Krueger planned on a 52 point season.That's what he felt going into the year. Finishing with less than 50 was a disappointment.
Ralph Krueger says that the realistic expectation for the team this year was 50-52 points with something special needed to be above that.
Ralph Krueger says the team needs more "offensive grit" and "physical strength".
coach Ralph Krueger says season was about growth, pain and some pleasure. Says club got result they deserved.
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Ralph Krueger speaking to the media now..."the last quarter was extremely painful and the finish will not remove that pain."
Coach Ralph Krueger says the experienced "a tremendous amount of growth and a tremendous amount of pain" this season
Ralph Krueger's turn to talk about the just completed 2013 season.
Fire Ralph Krueger, is what I'm saying right now.
90 more minutes and we can fire Ralph Krueger.
Wasn't Ralph Krueger supposed to change things in EDM?
Almost forgot that Head Coach Ralph Krueger's son Justin plays for playing farm team in playoffs.
If I was Ralph Krueger, I'd tell the Oilers no more slapshots or goals, or there'll be no swimming at the hotel tonight.
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