Edmonton Oilers

Babcock and Krueger to match wits in World Cup of Hockey

Mike Babcock scoffs at the notion that he simply shows up to coach the Canadians and they keep winning best-on-best games, a streak that has run to 14.

"I think that's what you guys think," he bristled at reporters.

Whatever anyone things, Babcock has helped Canada win gold at the last two Olympics and he has the team rolling into the best-of-three World Cup of Hockey finals against Team Europe, with Game 1 on Tuesday night.

His counterpart, meanwhile, is simply happy to have a shot to coach hockey again. Ralph Krueger wasn't sure if he would have another chance to be behind a bench after being fired a few years ago by the Edmonton Oilers via Skype while...

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