The Problem with Passing Over Your AHL Coach

Jonathan Willis
February 19 2015 11:00AM

Todd Nelson

In the summer of 2013, the Edmonton Oilers decided to fire Ralph Krueger and replace him with Dallas Eakins. In so doing, they snagged a much-ballyhooed AHL head coach from the Maple Leafs organization and passed over Todd Nelson, a less-ballyhooed but equally accomplished minor-league head coach.

Leaving aside the qualifications of the individuals in question, it was a problematic organizational move for a couple of reasons.

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RED BULL CRASHED ICE COMES TO EDMONTON

Wanye
February 19 2015 09:00AM


Quebec City. Helsinki, Finland. Belfast, Ireland. Davos, Switzerland. Moscow, Russia. 

And now: Edmonton, Alberta.

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GDB 59.0 Wrap Up: Bruins @ Oilers

baggedmilk
February 18 2015 11:06PM


Martin Marincin in the shootout - just like they drew it up! Final Score: 4-3 Oilers in the shootout.

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GDB 59.0: Home hangover

Jason Gregor
February 18 2015 01:12PM

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The Oilers have racked up a lot of losses during the past four seasons, 183 regulation losses and 50 OT/SO losses in 352 games. They have won 33.8% of their games since the start of the 2010/2011 season, but they have struggled even more in the first game at home after a road trip of three or more games.

The Oilers have won only four of 28 games at home (14.2%) after a three-game trek during this span, and they will try to avoid another let down tonight against the Bruins.

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WWYDW: Buyouts

Jonathan Willis
February 18 2015 09:52AM

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The Oilers have a few different players who could theoretically be bought out this summer. In Craig MacTavish’s shoes, which ones would you rid the team of?

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