The big story of the day, for Oilers fans at least, was the hiring of Todd McLellan as the Oilers newest head coach. The only thing I don't like about this signing is that the team referred to him, in their tweet announcing the move, as the 14th coach in team history, but in these parts we count the WHA years and that means that he's the 19th coach in team history. A small thing, I'll probably get over it.
The #Oilers have appointed Todd McLellan as the 14th Head Coach in team history | READ > http://t.co/52BFZJWc9l pic.twitter.com/NSTceXe4sD— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) May 19, 2015
More on the Hiring of Todd McLellan
McLellan Named Oilers New Head Coach - Ryan Batty - The Copper & Blue
It was the worst kept secret in hockey; Todd McLellan is the Oilers new head coach.
McLellan Calls McDavid an Oiler - Curtis LeBlanc - The Copper & Blue
During this afternoon's press conference, Todd McLellan made it no secret that he expects Connor McDavid to be an Oiler next season. And he's excited about it.
It’s official! Todd McLellan formally introduced as Edmonton Oilers’ head coach - Bruce McCurdy - Cult of Hockey
The coaching carousel stops here. On Tuesday afternoon Edmonton Oilers held a press conference to confirm an open secret, with GM Peter Chiarelli introducing Todd McLellan as the new head coach and Bruce McCurdy gives us a transcript of what was said.
The 4 most important things Todd McLellan said about coaching the Edmonton Oilers - David Staples - Cult of Hockey
McLellan comes across as an excellent teacher of fundamental skills and hockey concepts -- and that's a huge relief There are about ten career coaches with tons of experience at all levels of hockey who have also head coached and had some success at the NHL level.
Other Oilers Related News
The Oilers Need Martin Marincin To Succeed - Matt Henderson - Oilers Nation
Martin Marincin remains one of Edmonton’s most tradable assets as they need to address the overall talent on the defense. Some might have already given up on his future with the Oilers, and this episode in the AHL only reaffirms their conclusions, but I strongly believe that would be a mistake.
Off-Season Targets: Christian Ehrhoff - The Oilers Rig - Alex Thomas - The Oilers Rig
Alex Thomas profiles D Christian Ehrhoff as part of the Oilers off-season targets series for the summer of 2015.
Mike Babcock Talking With Sabres and Red Wings On Potential Deal - Winging It In Motown
It appears that it has come down to the Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings for head coach Mike Babcock.
And the Sabres are offering what???
A source close to the situation tells me the Sabres' offer is "in the range of $50 million dollars"— Matthew Coller (@MatthewWGR) May 19, 2015
Stanley Cup Playoff Update
The Hawks evened their series with Ducks with a 3-2 win in triple overtime. Checkout what the winners and losers had to say about it.
Blackhawks vs. Ducks Game 2: Marcus Kruger lifts Chicago to 3-2 win in 3-OT, series even 1-1 - Second City Hockey
Chicago wins longest game in franchise history to even series 1-1.
Blackhawks Win Triple-OT Instant Classic 3-2 - Anaheim Calling
Both teams almost ended it more times than anyone can remember while playing hockey at its highest possible level, but the Hawks ultimately came away with the series evener.
Marcus Kruger finally gets his moment in the playoff spotlight - Second City Hockey
There might not be a player on the Hawks roster who deserved a special playoff moment as much as Marcus Kruger.
McLellan, who has "playoff failures" is 30-32 in the playoffs since he became head coach of the Sharks. In that same time, Babcock is 39-38— Derek Blasutti (@dawgbone98) May 19, 2015