Tuesday Musings: McLellan, Hall and more

Jason Gregor
May 19 2015 07:00AM

The World Championships concluded on Sunday with Canada winning Gold for the first time since 2007. Canada dominated the tournament outscoring their opponents 66-15 on their way to a perfect 10-0 record.

Jason Spezza led the tournament with 14 points and was named an all-star. Jordan Eberle was second in scoring with 13 points, while Taylor Hall finished third with 12 points and was named an all-star. Hall's seven goals were third most in the tourney, Tyler Seguin (9) and Filip Forsberg (8) had more, but all of Hall's goals came at even strength. Seguin had five PP goals and Forsberg had two.

For the Oilers and their fans, the 2015 off-season just continues to get better.

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Robin Brownlee
May 18 2015 08:55PM

Unless everybody has it absolutely wrong, Todd McLellan will be (or already is) the next coach of the Edmonton Oilers and his hiring could be made official as early as Tuesday. What I’m wondering is what his coaching staff will look like.

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Monday Mailbag - May 18th

May 18 2015 02:18PM


So here we are: It’s a long weekend Monday and those of us who didn’t have to work are hoping that tomorrow never comes, and those of us that did have to work are looking for distractions. Luckily, the mailbag is back with the all answers to questions you've always been wondering about.  Have a question? Just email it to me at baggedmilk@oilersnation.com or hit me up on Twitter.  As a thank you, I'll send everyone that submits a question a sticker package from the Nation.  Questions don't all have to be Oilers related, so be creative.

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What’s the best way to change the makeup of the Oilers’ forward corps?

Jonathan Willis
May 18 2015 12:20PM


It’s a concern that comes up every year and goes something like this: The 'Oilers forward corps' isn’t big enough, isn’t defensively-oriented enough and lacks the ability to win hockey games. There are counterarguments – Chicago isn’t much bigger and they do fine, a better group on the blue line will make everyone look better, better goaltending will make everyone look better – but let’s acknowledge that nobody would complain if Edmonton’s forwards could get bigger and be more attentive to defensive detail.

How, exactly, might that happen?

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May 18 2015 10:21AM

The first time I heard the name Connor McDavid, it came in a sentence including the word "exceptional" and nothing has changed since that day.

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