June 11 2012 02:23PM
For what it’s worth, my belief is that the best candidate for the Edmonton Oilers’ head coaching position is Jon Cooper, currently the head coach of Tampa Bay’s AHL affiliate in Norfolk.
June 11 2012 12:17PM
I'm not the least bit surprised Craig MacTavish had found his way back to the Edmonton Oilers, even if it's as senior vice-president of hockey operations instead of behind the bench as coach, his first calling.
June 11 2012 10:54AM
The Edmonton Oilers have hired Craig MacTavish as the team's new Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations.
June 11 2012 10:07AM
Ryan Murray has already played three full seasons in the WHL, and in eleven days he'll be one of the first five players selected in the 2012 NHL entry draft. He played for Canada at the World Championships this past spring, and he didn't look out of place amongst the NHLers that filled out the rest of Canada's roster.
Will the Oilers take Murray first overall?
We don't know, but we know they really like him and I had a chance to go one-on-one with the young man from White City, Saskatchewan.
June 10 2012 09:52PM
Might the Oilers pass on Yakupov and Grigorenko to select defenseman Ryan Murray?
Before you know it, it'll be draft day and hockey fans across the country are wondering: who will the Oilers select with the first overall pick? Will Lowe, Tambellini and company select speedy winger Nail Yakupov or highly touted centre Mikhail Grigorenko (whose stock seems to be taking a hit of late)? Or, might the Oilers reach and take a guy like Ryan Murray who may not have Yakupov's pedigree, but would address an area of need for the club?
Allan has plenty of draft talk on the docket this week. He's joined by former GM and player agent Tom Lynn and prospect experts Corey Pronman, Michael Spidel and Kirk Luedeke. Cam Charron stops by to talk a bit about the Calder Cup Finals, and Jeff Krushell joins Allan as well to talk athletic performance and player injuries.
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