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National (and international) media react to Krueger becoming Sabres coach

Tweets from around the world about new Sabres coach Ralph Krueger

by Chris Ryndak @ChrisRyndak /

When reports started circulating last night that Ralph Krueger was in line to become the next head coach of the Buffalo Sabres, media members from around the hockey world (and beyond) began sharing their thoughts on social media. 

Here are some of the more entertaining takes we saw:

ESPN's John Buccigross liked the hire immediately: 

Tweet from @Buccigross: Yes, he is. I really like the hire. I think it���s a great fit for the @BuffaloSabres.

And then doubled down once the news was made official:

Tweet from @Buccigross: The @BuffaloSabres make the playoffs next year. 👍🐔🍝

Winner, winner, chicken dinner, indeed.

Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun offered this, based on some personal experience with Krueger:

Tweet from @PierreVLeBrun: I really believe Sabres fans are going to love this guy. I covered him at many world championships when he was Swiss coach. Modern thinker. Inspires his players. His unique career gives him a different skill set.

Ditto from The Athletic's Scott Burnside:

Tweet from @OvertimeScottB: Couldn't agree more.

Greg Wyshynski of ESPN sees Oilers fans' feelings of loss as a positive for the Sabres, so there's that: 

Tweet from @wyshynski: I like this for the Sabres, if only because the Oilers that played for him still rave about the guy and feel he got absolutely hosed in that gig.

The Athletic's Craig Custance didn't need all 280 characters to express this opinion:

Tweet from @CraigCustance: Such a good hire.

NBC Sports soccer writer Joe Prince-Wright has a few thoughts and we also get a little nugget from Wayne Gretzky in this thread. Keep in mind that Krueger has been heavily involved with the English Premier League over the past few years: 

Tweet from @JPW_NBCSports: And when I spoke to Wayne Gretzky a few years ago (he was in London watching Spurs v Arsenal & he was brilliant), the Great One said this RE Krueger & Edmonton."Everybody speaks very highly of Ralph. I���m sure he is going to do very fine in his life."

And finally, Oilers radio analyst Bob Stauffer, who always has a unique way of putting things, laid it out this way:

Tweet from @Bob_Stauffer: For Buffalo Sabres��� fans Ralph Krueger is like a Jurgen Klopp-type from Liverpool.Positive energy guy, who empowers his players.Has some interesting concepts with PP, and puck support defensively.He is the ���Dos Equis��� guy of the Sports World.A ballsy hire by Botterill

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