After dropping back-to-back divisional games over the weekend, the Oilers brought out the axe and fired head coach Todd McLellan. With new head coach Ken Hitchcock in the fold, Edmonton got themselves back in the win column with a gutsy 4-3 overtime win in San Jose.
It was only one game, but there were some noticeable differences in how Ken Hitchcock deployed his players. Let’s look at what he did, and if you think he’ll continue.
Another Wednesday means another episode of your ol’ pal Baggedmilk’s adventures in radio. As always, I jumped on the air this morning to talk a little Oilers with the boys at The Locker Room and the obvious topic was about Ken Hitchcock coming to town. After dropping six of their last seven games, the Oilers…
Tuesday started with a coaching change and finished with an overtime win over the Sharks, so yes, it was a busy day for the Oilers.
One thing that caused a lot of frustration in Oil Country was how Todd McLellan handled young players. Specifically, McLellan caught the ire of Oilers fans for the lack of faith he showed in Jesse Puljujarvi, who has spent the first three years of his professional career kind of floating in purgatory.
This past weekend we had the pleasure of packing almost sixty Oiler fans into a bus and road tripping all the way to the Saddledome to watch the first Battle of Alberta this season!