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The Buffalo Sabres Are Getting A Different Type Of Coach In Ralph Krueger

from Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News,

...There's never been an NHL coach with the eclectic kind of resume of the 59-year-old Krueger has, one filled with unique entries both inside and outside of hockey.

[RELATED: Sabres reportedly to hire Ralph Krueger as 19th coach in franchise history]

If Dan Bylsma was a safe choice from the hockey world and Phil Housley was a reasonable lunge for a first-timer, Krueger represents completely out of the box. Probably in the history of the franchise.

At this point, it's safe to say trying something different is the biggest thing fans wanted out of this search. Even if it fails in a couple of years.

And this is certainly different.

Jacques Martin was not. Neither was Dave Tippett or Todd Richards. Sheldon Keefe was a hot pick but why would the Toronto Maple Leafs give him permission to talk to an archrival in their division anyway?

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