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Off with their heads…

By , November 28, 2011 9:24 am

Two coaches were victims of firings today before many of us out west were even awake. The Washington Capitals have fired Bruce Boudreau, and the Carolina Hurricanes have axed Paul Maurice. Dale Hunter will take over coaching duties in Washington, while Kirk Muller will head things in Carolina. Maurice was the youngest coach in NHL history to coach 1000 NHL games. The Hurricanes, however, sit 2nd last in the NHL right now, after missing the playoffs two years in a row under Maurice. The Capitals are still in a good spot, but evidently are attempting to stop the bleeding before it gets too serious.

Ralph Krueger named new Oilers associate coach..

By , July 30, 2010 10:12 am

Per Oilers e-mail:

General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have appointed Ralph Krueger Associate Coach with the hockey club.

Krueger, 50, brings with him a wealth of experience as a coach in Germany and Switzerland and will complement Head Coach Tom Renney and assistants Kelly Buchberger and Steve Smith.

Uhm, who? Well, let’s hope he’s the German/Swiss Toe Blake.

Former Oilers Steve Smith and Kelly Buchberger named as assistant coaches for the Edmonton Oilers

By , July 15, 2010 1:44 pm

What's that saying? Those who can't, teach?

What's that saying? Those who can't, teach?


General Manager Steve Tambellini announced today the Edmonton Oilers have appointed Kelly Buchberger and Steve Smith as Assistant Coaches to Tom Renney and named Todd Nelson Head Coach of the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League.

Personally I was surprised to hear Smith named as an assistant. But Mark Lamb apparently was a name overheard as being in the running too (although he denied that). And well, given that the Oilers smoothed everything over with Mike Comrie last year, why not smooth things over with the one guy that was considered one of the most hated players in Oilers history (not by me though). Good to have you back, and hopefully this time around, the memories are a bit better for you.

Coaching changes…

By , June 22, 2010 1:15 pm

Today, Steve Tambellini held a press conference to announce that Pat Quinn would be promoted to Senior Advisor (which means he now gets to use his vast array of 1930s references and vague expressions on a new set of people slightly closer to his age). With Pat Quinn moved up, Tom Renney has been named to Head Coach. Still no word on what is in store for Kelly Buchberger and Wayne Fleming.

Was it the right move to bump Quinn out of the Head Coach position?

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