Edmonton Oilers Reportedly Eyeing Unexpected Candidate for Head Coach Position

Published November 8, 2023 at 2:28 PM
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Oilers Possibly Looking to Make Coaching Change if the Team Keeps Losing

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The Oilers are starting to feel the heat, having won only two games since the season started.

They're currently two points behind the San Jose Sharks in 31st place in the NHL.


For a team with two of the best players in the league, it's completely unacceptable.

Things need to turn around fast or more heads will be rolling.

If you missed it, the Oilers decided to send their top goalie to the AHL.

SEE: Breaking: Campbell's next destination is now known

Many reports suggest that the next one who'll fall if the Oilers don't start winning is the head coach, Jay Woodcroft.

Should he be replaced, a major candidate has been linked to the organization.

Insider Links Gerard Gallant to Oilers After Ties with Ken Holland are Revealed



The renowned insider Pierre LeBrun reported that there's a great friendship between the current GM and President in Edmonton, Ken Holland, and Gerard Gallant, who's looking for a new job.

Per NHL Watcher:

LeBrun on Oilers (Insider Trading): "I don't think they see a team that has given up on their head coach, but if there are external options, it's worth noting that Gerard Gallant and Ken Holland go way back. They've played together in the AHL and have remained friends over the years."


Gallant notably reached the Stanley Cup finals with the Golden Knights in 2017-18 and led the New York Rangers to the Conference Finals in 2021-22.

His experience could greatly help the team find its way back on top.

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