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.
June 09 2013 12:35PM
Ten years ago, on a cold dark night, the Edmonton Oilers chose poorly in a deep, deep draft. It has cost them for a decade, as other teams gathered one, two even three important parts of their foundation while the Oilers watched their picks fade away.
There are some saying the 2013 entry draft is the strongest since 2003. A repeat of the performance of one decade ago must be avoided at all costs.
June 09 2013 10:06AM
There were a couple of interesting items for Oilers fans during the second intermission of CBC’s broadcast of game five between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings. First, Glenn Healy reported that Rick Bowness – a candidate to work as an associate coach to Ralph Krueger – declined a job offer, while Elliotte Friedman provided some information on a possible Shawn Horcoff trade.
June 08 2013 06:18PM
Craig MacTavish is riding such a wave of popularity right now, the new GM of the Edmonton Oilers could probably declare himself a candidate for mayor and do well at the polls. So far, so good.
June 08 2013 03:36PM
Watching Twitter melt on this sunny Saturday afternoon in anticipation of a 4 PM press conference where the Oilers are expected to announce Ralph Krueger will be relieved of his duties we can't help but remember that a certain Jason "JG" Gregor wrote a long article over a year ago that Dallas Eakins would be a good choice as Head Coach of the squad and had an interview with the man himself.
That interview is reposted here whilst we all get excited and tweet speculation.