30 Teams/30 Days: Edmonton Oilers

Posted: 12th September 2009 by Tim Rosenthal in NHL
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Outlook: A few years removed from a Stanley Cup appearance, the Edmonton Oilers have done nothing much since, missing the playoffs in each of the last three seasons. Needless to say, it was time for some housecleaning for the upcoming season. The first order of business was in the management department. On May 26, the Oilers named two-time Jack Adams award winner Pat Quinn as their head coach. An ex-Memorial Cup dual champion as an owner and a player (with the Edmonton Oil Kings), Quinn has led two teams to the Stanley Cup Finals—Philadelphia and Vancouver. Quinn also had a stint as head coach with the Los Angeles Kings and most recently with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Although he hasn’t coached since 2006, make no mistake about it, Kevin Lowe, Steve Tambellini, and company made ...

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