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Connor McDavid pots 100th career NHL goal

Connor McDavid has begun the Ken Hitchcock era with a bang. The young captain scored his 100th career NHL goal during the first period of Tuesday’s game against the San Jose Sharks. He reaches the milestone in his 230th career NHL game. After Joonas Donskoi opened the scoring for the Sharks, the top line for…

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Chiarelli Speaks to the Media (Part Two)

Earlier today, at 11:45am to be exact, Edmonton Oilers General Manager Peter Chiarelli held a conference call with members of the local and national media to address the firing of Todd McLellan and subsequent hiring of Ken Hitchcock. I watched the earlier press conference which featured Chiarelli and some of the local travelling media. In the…

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Home at Last

For all the times since 1990 I had Ken Hitchcock’s name at the top of my list of coaches I thought would be the perfect hire for the Edmonton Oilers, I didn’t even have him on the list of possible replacements for Todd McLellan when the proverbial axe fell, as it did today. Knowing Hitchcock…

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Peter Chiarelli talks Todd McLellan’s firing, hiring Ken Hitchcock

Let’s be honest, how many of us would have ever expected the Oilers to fire Todd McLellan and replace him with Ken Hitchcock? I was driving into work today and my phone absolutely exploded and when I looked at what was going on, I was shocked. If I’m being honest, I’m still trying to process…

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Report: Oilers fire Todd McLellan, hire Ken Hitchcock

Initially reported by TSN’s Darren Dreger, the Edmonton Oilers have fired Todd McLellan and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock. Edmonton is 26th in the NHL with a record of 9-10-1 and have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games. The Oilers tweeted confirmation of the news not long after Dreger’s report and he is expected behind…

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The Easiest Jobs on the Team

There is plenty of blame being thrown around and almost all of it is deserved. Fans are mad at Chiarelli, they want McLellan fired, and Cam Talbot’s play has been a constant headache. Those are legitimate reasons to be mad at this organization. Right now, I want to focus on a different part of the…

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GDB Game Notes: Oilers @ Sharks

The Oilers skate into the Pacific time zone for the first time tonight in San Jose, and they will be looking for a much more consistent effort than what they showed v. Calgary and Vegas. The great part of NHL hockey is teams rarely have to wait long for an opportunity to rebound from a…