Less than 24 hours after being relieved of his duties as head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, Ralph Krueger reflected on his season behind the bench. "Im not a big fan of regrets," Krueger told TSN on Sunday. "I made mistakes, Im sure, but Im not a person who uses the word regret very much. I dont feel any right now." Krueger spent one season as head coach of the club after serving as an associate coach for two seasons. He was let go on Saturday after the Oilers finished with a 19-22-7 record and 12th in the Western Conference, missing the playoffs for the seventh straight year. "When the conversation began it went to business very quickly," Krueger said of his discussion with general manager Craig MacTavish." He was quite clear with the message; that he was following his instincts and felt it was necessary to hire a new head coach. "The conversation was short and I didnt really dig deep because I believed it wasnt worth burning any brain cells thinking about why," Krueger continued. "I could feel the decision was final and so it wasnt really necessary for me to understand it." Asked if he expected something of this nature so soon into his tenure, Krueger said he didnt. "The idea of adding an assistant or associate was one of the first things I requested following the season because I took over the head coaching job of Tom Renney and did not replace the associate coaching job that I held. Craig (MacTavish) and I both agreed that this was something we needed to do and I was all-in on that. "It now just has a slightly different ending then I expected." As MacTavish addressed the media on Saturday, he admitted the decision to fire Krueger began with an effort to add to the staff behind the bench. "Ralph and I at the end of the year spent the better part of a week discussing that we would add a veteran assistant coach or associate coach," MacTavish said. "During the process of me conducting those interviews, I recognized I was trying to add a coach that was more closely aligned with the way I wanted to run the team and less about supporting Ralph in the head-coaching role. It was at that point when I contemplated making the change if, in my opinion, I found the ideal fit for our hockey club." Krueger said he appreciated the opportunity in Edmonton and that his emotions were in check following the news. "My primary emotion right now is that Im extremely grateful. Im grateful I found a place where I could go every single day with pleasure. I enjoyed being an Edmonton Oiler and I was all-in 100 per cent the whole time." What lies ahead for Krueger remains to be seen, but the 53-year-old believes its time to pull back and let things come his way. "Im not going to be out hunting; I want to let my track record speak for itself," said Krueger. 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Lionel Messi was largely on the periphery as Barcelona were knocked out by Atletico Madrid When asked to explain Messis form on Sky Sports News HQ, Balague said: He has not scored in five games, and Barcelona depend on a very good Messi.Theres two ways to explain this. First, you look at him and hes dropping deeper, hes walking instead of running - although he normally does that - and he doesnt look as sharp. Whats up with Barca? Barcelona out: Reliance on Messi, Neymar and Suarez proves costly When he doesnt feel sharp he doesnt get in the box. As a midfielder, hes good but hes not that great.But you can also explain it in a different way. Minutes after the Atletico Madrid game finished a story came out that he has been struggling with muscle problems. 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