The Edmonton Oilers are back to their old ways — keeping it all within the Old Boys Club family. Hiring Ken Holland to be their next general manager comes with big plans for the struggling club, is reuniting with Mike Babcock one of them?
The two know each other fondly, obviously from their glory days in the Detroit Red Wings organization. But is there any realistic scenario that sees Babcock heading to Edmonton and taking over that cursed position?
Rumours are swirling about what Holland might want in a coach, but it makes logical sense that in his new position he would like a familiar face working for him. Reconnecting and establishing that old trust that was in Detroit is probably the most secure decision he could make.
According to David Staples — I know, I know — Dave Tippett, who was seen as a major candidate for the Oilers job, is now out of the running according to his trusted sources. As of now, there are no coaches that have been confirmed by anyone that are being considered for the job, so we should just speculate.
All of this lines up with what is currently going on with the Leafs.
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Author: Thomas Williams / The Leafs Nation