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Oilers' McLellan: Nugent-Hopkins out 6-8 weeks

Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Nugent-Hopkins will be sidelined six-to-eight weeks with a hand injury, coach Todd McLellan told the team's website on Tuesday.Nugent-Hopkins suffered the injury after blocking a shot during the second period of Edmonton's 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday. McLellan told reporters after the contest that the 22-year-old Nugent-Hopkins would...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL coaches chime in on visiting their former teams

It’s slightly uncommon for the home crowd to cheer for the opposing team’s coach. But such was the case at SAP Center in San Jose on Thursday night—Sharks’  fans let out a mighty cheer when the jumbotron showed current Edmonton Oilers’ coach Todd McLellan and his staff.It was the first time that the winningest coach in Team Teal’s history had returned to San Jose since...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers-Sharks Preview

Nobody can deny the success Todd McLellan had in seven seasons as coach of the San Jose Sharks. Unfortunately for him, the majority of it came in the regular season. McLellan returns to San Jose for the first time as coach of the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night hoping his team can end a six-game road skid. The Sharks were a playoff team in each of McLellan's first six seasons...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Todd McLellan Likens Intensity Of Oilers-Bruins To Stanley Cup Playoff Game

BOSTON — The young core of the Edmonton Oilers has never tasted the Stanley Cup playoffs. Despite winning the NHL Draft Lottery four times since 2010 and stockpiling an impressive group of highly skilled forwards, Edmonton’s has the longest active postseason drought at nine seasons. It’s very difficult to duplicate the intensity of a playoff game during the regular season...
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers ‘Stole One’ In Overtime Win Against Bruins, Says Coach Todd McLellan

BOSTON — The Edmonton Oilers were lucky to escape Monday night’s game against the Bruins with their first win in Boston since 1996, and their head coach knows it. “We’re a smart group of players, we know that we stole one here tonight,” Oilers bench boss Todd McLellan said after his team’s 3-2 overtime victory at TD Garden. “Our goaltender played a tremendous game...
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Sharks, Oilers game reunites Todd McLellan with former team

After a raucous home-opening victory over the Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks’ new head coach Peter DeBoer commented that “last year is in the rear view mirror.”That image in the mirror comes back into plain view on Wednesday night with the Sharks on the road in Edmonton to face the Oilers—and former coach Todd McLellan.This is the first time that McLellan, who spent seven...
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December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Oilers are tying to build foundation, won't talk playoffs

The Edmonton Oilers are a team on the rise. That much is a given now that Connor McDavid is in the mix and the organization is more stable both in the front office and on the ice. With the addition of McDavid, some have asked if this is the year the Oilers return to the playoffs. Head coach Todd McLellan is preaching patience and doesn’t want to talk about the playoffs. McLellan’s...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers Hire Todd McLellan To Be Their Next Head Coach

EDMONTON, Alberta — The Edmonton Oilers have hired Todd McLellan as their coach after a season in which they again failed to make the playoffs. The Oilers announced the hiring at a news conference Tuesday. McLellan appeared to be Edmonton’s top choice since Peter Chiarelli became general manager this month. Todd Nelson replaced Dallas Eakins as coach in December. McLellan spent...
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Todd McLellan set to become next head coach of the Oilers

According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Todd McLellan will be the next head coach for the Edmonton Oilers. Todd McLellan will be the next coach of the Oilers, however, the deal is not done. Still a few details being worked out. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 18, 2015   Further to @DarrenDreger report, expect Jay Woodcraft to be also named to the Edmonton Oilers staff...
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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Todd McLellan Parts Ways With Sharks After Seven Seasons As Head Coach

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Todd McLellan is out after seven seasons as coach of the San Jose Sharks. The team announced Monday that McLellan and the Sharks agreed to part ways after the team missed the playoffs for the first time since 2003. McLellan had one year remaining on his contract. McLellan had a successful run with the Sharks despite the latest disappointing...
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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