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.
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.