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With the future of Oilers head coach Tom Renney up in the air, Brent Sutter is one man being listed as a possible replacement.
Sutter isn't responding to the those rumours, but he does like what he sees in Edmonton. "Obviously Edmonton has a lot of top end young players. They're going to be a team that is in the top end in three to four years," Sutter told Oilers Now with Bob Stauffer on 630 CHED.
Sutter parted ways with the Calgary last week. He was their coach for three seasons, missing the playoffs each year. "With the Flames situation, they had opportunities throughout the whole process to get into the playoffs, and as you do that, you're not going to get high draft picks, so you're younger players aren't as talented and not as good," Sutter said. "It was hard in the sense that's it's always tough coaching a team just to get into the playoffs. Would I have liked to have had a better team in Calgary? Absolutely. But it was what it was and you do the best you can at it."
Sutter will now coach Canada at the World Championship, which starts May 4. The tournament is being co-hosted by Finland and Sweden. (jrw)