Ralph Krueger will be named Sabres head coach.
As @FriedgeHNIC first suggested/speculated, Ralph Krueger will indeed be named the next head coach in BUF.
— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) May 15, 2019
- Friedman said he can’t say it’s 100% but if the intel is right, it’s Krueger
- Ralph Krueger was considered one of the leading candidates for the Sabres head coaching position.
- Former Edmonton Oilers head coach Ralph Krueger managed to take the surprising Team Europe to the gold medal game at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey despite an apparent lack of talent compared to other teams in the tournament and, as Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports, he is in the mix for the vacant Buffalo position.
“In the Sabres search it appears the one person who’s a factor in it is Ralph Krueger,” Friedman said during the second intermission of Game 1 between the San Jose Sharks and St. Louis Blues. “Krueger coached the Oilers in 2012-13, he coached Team Europe to the runner-up spot to Canada at the World Cup in 2016 and until recently he’s been the chairman of Southampton Football Club in the Premier League. I don’t know if he’s the favourite or anything like that, but I do believe he is in the mix.”
- Krueger hasn’t actually coached in the NHL since he was fired from the Oilers in 2013.
- The 59-year-old most recently spent five years as the chairman of Southampton in the English Premier League, he was dismissed from the position in April.
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