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  1. Now ex-San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan says he'd coach anywhereRead the original story w/Photo

    54 min ago | Edmonton Journal

    Todd McLellan, the second fastest National Hockey League coach to reach 300 wins, is looking for work after mutually parting ways with the San Jose Sharks Monday after seven years. And yes, he's well aware that phenom centre Connor McDavid will join the Edmonton Oilers - winners of Saturday's NHL draft lottery - at the entry draft in June.

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  2. Keys to Edmonton Oilers empire handed to ex-Hockey Canada bossRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | Edmonton Journal

    The Edmonton Oilers are Bob Nicholson's operation to oversee now, root and branch, top to bottom, players, coaches, managers, No. 1 NHL draft pick and all aspects of planning for the new downtown arena district.

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  3. Canadian hockey deserved Edmonton's luckRead the original story

    58 min ago | Prince Albert Daily Herald

    Somewhere on Saturday night, Prince Albert's Todd Nelson probably lit a stogie, sipped some 18-year-old scotch, sat back and laughed. Nelson, who took on one of the toughest jobs in pro hockey last year trying to coax some wins out of the Edmonton Oilers, saw those Oilers win a lottery on Saturday night.

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  4. Do Leafs have what it takes to land McLellan?Read the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | SLAM! Sports

    Now that Todd McLellan has moved away from San Jose, many have put him at the top of Toronto's wish list, at least among unemployed coaches. But conditions have changed from a couple of months ago when McLellan's name was first linked to the Leafs as their playoff hopes sank.

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  5. Oilers must build around McDavidRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Guardian

    A number of pundits and fans weren't pleased when the Edmonton Oilers were announced as the winners of the 2015 NHL draft lottery. The moribund Oilers, who last made the playoffs in 2006, will have the first-overall pick for the fourth time in sixth years.

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  6. The Coyotes are drafting third and that's perfectly cromulentRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Five For Howling

    Don't take a defenseman at number 3. Sure, Jay Bouwmeester is a good NHL defenseman and still playing in the league. The forwards taken behind Bouwmeester aren't exactly perennial All- Stars either: Scottie Upshall , Joffery Lupul, Pierre-Marc Bouchard , and Alexander Semin.

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  7. Notes from exit meetingsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | HeraldNet

    ... isn't done yet. Defenseman Ben Betker will be joining the Oklahoma City Barons, the AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers, for their playoff run. Betker, a sixth-round pick by Edmonton in the 2013 NHL draft, signed with the Oilers just as the ...

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  8. Former Sharks coach McLellan generating buzz around NHLRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | SFGate

    Todd McLellan may be out in San Jose, but the general consensus across the hockey-verse was clear Monday afternoon: the seven-year bench boss probably won't be out of a job for long. McLellan, 47, was 311-163-66 with the Sharks and reached the playoffs in six of his seven seasons.

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  9. Wayne Gretzky on Connor McDavid: "He's the best player to come...Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Vancouver Sun

    Wayne Gretzky on Connor McDavid: "He's the best player to come into the league in the last 30 years" The Edmonton Oilers won the NHL draft lottery, giving them the chance to pick "generational player" Connor McDavid. Oilers Assistant General Manager Bill Scott says they will be getting a "tremendous" player for the franchise.

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  10. Gretzky on McDavid: "He's the best player to come into the league in the last 30 years"Read the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Edmonton Journal

    Edmonton Oilers fans are wondering that after the National Hockey League club won the draft lottery on Saturday, which gives them the right to select McDavid - the wondrous 18-year-old centre who racked up 44 goals and 120 points in a mere 47 games for his junior Erie Otters team - in June's entry draft. "Good for him.

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  11. Bob Nicholson named Oilers' chief executive officerRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | SLAM! Sports

    Oilers Entertainment Group CEO Bob Nicholson speaks about his new position with the Edmonton Oilers during a press conference at Rexall Place on April 20, 2015. The Edmonton Oilers have announced they've appointed Bob Nicholson as chief executive officer and his authority will include oversight of all aspects of the team.

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  12. From the editor's desk: No, the world is not endingRead the original story

    8 hrs ago | Five For Howling

    ... is not dead in the water though. The Arizona Coyotes will select third in the 2015 NHL Draft , thanks to the Edmonton Oilers ' improbable victory. They pushed Arizona out of the 2nd overall spot, and out of the running to draft either Connor McDavid ...

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  13. JONES: Oilers won't screw up Connor McDavidRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | SLAM! Sports

    If you think the Edmonton Oilers just added another kid they can screw up in development, as a significant percentage of the haters want you to believe, think again. First of all, this is a kid many in the game believe could become the best player in the NHL not just eventually but in the next three or four years! And the thing is, McDavid likely improves the Oilers immensely before the 18-year-old even steps on the ice.

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  14. Would McLellan like to coach McDavid? 'You can have the best...Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | MSNBC

    No longer the head coach of the San Jose Sharks, Todd McLellan was asked today if he'd like to coach Connor McDavid, the likely first overall pick of the Edmonton Oilers. "I would like to coach a great group of hockey players next year," he said.

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  15. Bob Nicholson gets expanded role with OilersRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | CBC News

    Bob Nicholson is getting an expanded role with the Edmonton Oilers. As the CEO of Oilers Entertainment Group, he'd head of all business and hockey operations.

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  16. With Connor McDavid, even the Oilers cana t screw this up. Right?Read the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    " He looks like he's got it all ," Crosby said of McDavid back in 2012. "When I watched him play, he reminded me of myself."

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  17. Terry Jones: The Oilers will not screw up the development of Connor McDavidRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | The London Free Press

    Connor McDavid is very likely to picked first overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers. If you think the Edmonton Oilers just added another kid they can screw up in development, as a significant percentage of the haters want you to believe, think again.

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  18. Zeitgeist: NHL's Mike Babcock Lottery will determine first shot at coachRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Lighthouse Hockey

    ... terms with his chosen team. A similar system was used recently for the NHL Draft Lottery and resulted in the Edmonton Oilers being awarded their 48th consecutive first overall pick. Lottery or not, there's no guarantee Babcock leaves Detroit, where ...

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  19. Edmonton Oilers should be in no hurry to trade core players - yet...Read the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Regina Leader Post

    Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish says the odds of trading the No. 1 overall draft pick in June with Connor McDavid in the team's crosshairs for immediate help elsewhere are "less than zero," but what about dealing one of their other centres or breaking up the core and moving Taylor Hall or Jordan Eberle? There seems to be a clamouring to, say, trade last year's first pick, No.

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  20. Bob Nicholson named chief executive officer of Oilers Entertainment GroupRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    Edmonton Oilers newly appointed vice-chairman of New Sports & Entertainment Company Bob Nicholson speaks during a press conference in Edmonton, Alberta on Friday June 12, 2014. Edmonton Oilers newly appointed vice-chairman of New Sports & Entertainment Company Bob Nicholson speaks during a press conference in Edmonton, Alberta on Friday June 12, 2014.

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