June 10 2013 03:17PM
Now that the dust has settled on the third coaching change for the Mighty Oil in the last 5 years it is time to do what we Oilers fans do best. Debate the shuffling of the deck chairs on the Titanic while the good teams battle it out for the Stanley Cup.
Was giving the Thirteenth Head Coach the ol' Georgie Burnett after 48 games and no real training camp the right move for the Mighty Oil? Let's get to it.
June 10 2013 12:50PM
According to the highly reliable Craig Custance of ESPN, Oilers forward Teemu Hartikainen will play in the KHL next season.
June 10 2013 12:02PM
The Edmonton Oilers will officially announce Dallas Eakins as their 14th head coach in franchise history at a 1:30 p.m. press conference this afternoon. You can listen to it live on TEAM 1260 or streaming here. General manager Craig MacTavish made his first "bold" move of the off-season on Saturday when he fired Ralph Krueger. Hockey is a tough business, and after only 48 games, without a legitimate training camp and no preseason games, Krueger was let go.
It is hard to accurately suggest how Krueger was as a coach in that short of time, but it is clear that MacTavish felt he wasn't the right guy moving forward.
June 10 2013 10:52AM
With Dallas Eakins widely expected to be named as the Oilers’ new head coach today, his work in the AHL is of obvious interest to Oilers fans. What kind of style did they play? What were they good at? What could have been improved on?
June 09 2013 07:41PM
I don't expect it'll take long for the Edmonton Oilers to unveil Dallas Eakins as the replacement for Ralph Krueger as head coach – it's a formality that could be dispensed with as early as Monday -- and I'm guessing we won’t have to wait long to get a glimpse of the coaching staff Eakins settles on.