Day 2 of Oilers Bye Week doesn't have a whole lot going on in the West, but there's some action going on in Boston.
- The Bruins have relieved Claude Julien of his coaching duties. Julien had been the longest tenured coach in the NHL, and unless Ken Hitchcock is on line 2, I can't understand why they'd want to rid themselves of Julien. Boston looks to bury this headline in that their head coach gets removed on the day of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl parade. Boston isn't having a red letter season, but the options other than Hitch don't look all that appetizing. Maybe Gerard Gallant can get a taxi.
- This story broke over the weekend, but the Coyotes aren't getting that new arena of theirs in Tempe. That gives them a couple of choices, namely staying in Glendale, and exploring...other options.
- WHAT TO WATCH: No action in the Western Conference last night to note. The Sharks look to make quick work of the Sabres in Buffalo tonight, while the Flames are in Pittsburgh to take on the Penguins. The Kings are in Tampa to see about the Lightning. If you're keeping score, you're pulling for Buffalo, Pittsburgh and Tampa.
- If you haven't had the opportunity yet, check out some of what's been happening over here. Shona has her final 2016-17 Pandas installment, Alan takes a look at swingin' a deal with the Islanders to help the back end, and Sunil wants to shake up the lines after the Oilers have scored just one goal in their last ten periods.
- To help you pass your bye week, there'll be a roundtable discussion with some of your Copper and Blue favourites. Look for that later this afternoon.