Ralph Krueger behind the scenes when he was coaching the Edmonton Oilers
— SabreToof (@sabretoof) May 15, 2019
- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team has hired Ralph Krueger as the 19th head coach in franchise history.
- When he was coaching the Oilers, Ralph Krueger did everything he could to build a winning mentality in Edmonton.
- Just listen to that speech and you’ll understand what kind of human being he is.
- The problem with the Oilers is that Krueger didn’t fit in the Country Club mentality.
- He wanted to transform this team into warriors and competitors.
- But guys like Taylor Hall were too busy partying until 4am night after night.
- A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Krueger recently spent over five seasons as the Chairman of Southampton Football Club, a soccer team that currently plays in England’s Premier League.
- During his tenure in England, Krueger helped guide Southampton to four consecutive top-eight finishes in England’s top league for the first time in the club’s 127-year history.
“I am excited and honored to join the Buffalo Sabres family and will strive to maximize the potential that lies within this team.” – #Sabres Head Coach Ralph Krueger
— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) May 15, 2019