Edmonton Oilers expected to fire Ralph Krueger, hire Dallas Eakins

Jonathan Willis
June 08 2013 03:15PM

The Edmonton Oilers have scheduled a press conference for 4:00 PM today, and according to multiple reports the expectation is that head coach Ralph Krueger will be relieved of his duties.

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Anton Lander should start 2013-14 in the minors

Jonathan Willis
June 08 2013 12:27PM

There is little doubt that Oilers prospect Anton Lander will compete for NHL work next season. He’s coming off a great playoff run – he scored five times and picked up eight points in eight games for the Barons – and with the rumours of departures for Shawn Horcoff and Eric Belanger he’s one of the few depth centres in the organization who can be reasonably confident about even being in Edmonton’s system for training camp.

However, both the team and player will likely be better off if Lander starts the year in the AHL.

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June 08 2013 07:51AM

For me, the best thing to come out of Oklahoma (in my lifetime) is Leon Russell. Russell aside, the Oklahoma City Barons rank second on the list of good things out of the Sooner State. 

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Jason Gregor
June 07 2013 03:27PM

Yesterday on the TEAM 1260, Oilers GM Craig MacTavish told Mark Spector, that "in an ideal scenario" Ales Hemsky and Shawn Horcoff would be traded. I believe the timing is right for the Oilers and their two longest serving (consecutively) players to part ways, but that doesn't mean it has to be a bitter divorce.

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Third time the charm?

Jonathan Willis
June 07 2013 02:14PM

When the Oilers do eventually hire an associate coach for Ralph Krueger, it will be the third time in recent years that the team will go with a high-powered duo behind the bench rather than with a single leading man. Will this attempt work out better than previous ones?

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