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Oilers name Ralph Krueger as coach

Updated: June 27, 2012, 6:58 PM ET
Associated Press

EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers have promoted assistant Ralph Krueger to head coach.

Krueger spent the last two seasons as an assistant under Tom Renney, whose contract was not renewed after the Oilers finished 29th in the NHL last season at 32-40-10.

"It's been a natural, healthy 23 years of growth as a coach, and I'm ready for this situation," Krueger said Wednesday at a press conference to announce his hiring.

The Oilers gave a three-year contract to the ...

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