Two NHL teams pursued him to take over their head-coaching job, but he said no to both
Ralph Krueger has a lot of experience around the hockey world. He was head coach of thefrom the 1997–98 season until the end of the in 2010 and the of the (NHL) during the 2012–13 season.
Mark Spector, TSN insiders had some kind word regarding Krueger qualifying him as a “Smart, smart guy. Vancouver would be a better hockey town if this went down.” Yeah, Vancouver was reportedly in the mix and Buffalo were in the mix.
As reported by NBC two NHL teams pursued him to take over their head-coaching job, but he said no to both.
“It was nice and honorable that I was offered two NHL jobs post-season and I was happy they didn’t forget about me but I turned them down,” Krueger said. “It just feels like we’ve only just got started here and especially with the management re-organization we just did, there is kind of like there’s something here where we are going to take it to another level."
“I still love the game and I have lots of friends still in the playoffs, I am keeping a close eye on them. My son is playing at the World Ice Hockey Championships for Germany right now in Germany and all of that… but it is Southampton. At the moment this is doing it. I don’t think you ever close the door on anything in your life but I love being here.”