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Cleaning soap opera continues as Edmonton Oilers hearth Woodcroft

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Depart it to the Edmonton Oilers to suck the life out of their very own momentum.

Simply hours after an impressed 4-1 win over the Seattle Kraken that ended a four-game dropping streak and supplied a glimmer of hope that the group is perhaps discovering its method, they fired head coach Jay Woodcroft and defensive coach Dave Manson.

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Hartford Wolf Pack head coach Kris Knoblauch will assume head teaching duties and can be joined by assistant coach Paul Coffey. Knoblauch was Connor McDavid’s coach again in Junior; he joins an Oilers group that additionally has McDavid’s former agent Jeff Jackson as CEO of Hockey Operations.

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Woodcroft improved to 79-41-13 as Oilers coach with the win — making him essentially the most profitable coach within the final 10 years — however with the Oilers simply 3-9-1 on the season someone upstairs dropped the hammer.

Knoblauch would be the fifth coach within the final eight years and 14 video games, reaffirming the Oilers well-earned fame as coach killers. He’ll comply with Todd McLellan (2015-18), Ken Hitchcock (2018-19), Dave Tippett (2019-22) and Woodcroft (2022-23).

He would be the eleventh coach within the final 15 years.

No Edmonton Oilers coach since Craig MacTavish in 2009 has survived greater than three seasons.


(Daryl Katz buys Oilers in July, 2008)

Kris Knoblauch — 

Jay Woodcroft — 2022 (133 video games).

Dave Tippett — 2019 (161 video games).

Ken Hitchcock — 2018 (62 video games).

Todd McLellan — 2015 (266 video games).

Todd Nelson — 2014 (51 video games).

Craig MacTavish — Two week interim

Dallas Eakins — 2013 (113 video games).

Ralph Krueger — 2012 (48 video games).

Tom Renney — 2010 (164 video games).

Pat Quinn — 2009 (82 video games).

Craig MacTavish — 2000 (656 video games)

Extra to come back.

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