Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Oilers (Finally) Fire Chiarelli

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Peter Chiarelli has been fired as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers, according to multiple media reports.

The Oilers lost their third in a row on Tuesday night, falling to the Detroit Red Wings at home.

The loss pushed Edmonton three points out of a playoff spot.

Chiarelli fired head coach Todd McLellan and brought in Ken Hitchcock earlier this season but after a quick surge under Hitchcock, the Oilers have faded in recent weeks.

Chiarelli, a native of Nepean, Ont., was hired by the Oilers in August 2015 after he was fired by the Boston Bruins, who he guided to the Stanley Cup in 2011.

The Oilers reached the playoffs once in Chiarelli’s tenure, making the second round in 2017.


Anonymous said...

Some in the Oilers organization needs to rip the C off McDavids chest. He's not Captain material.

Anonymous said...

Players, coaches and management change in and out lots have success before and after Edmonton, wonder why some of the constant names in the Oilers organization are still holding jobs? You can rebuild and change so much out and not see results. Can’t change owners but what a terribly ran business. I am glad the media, fans got their blood out of another whipping boy on the team but don’t call out ownership or some of his close buddies that seem to always hold on to their jobs. Just pathetic!!! As bad as Chielli is made to be in the media he has this team in the playoff picture and their only playoff run in 13 seasons. That is a significant improvement over the last 3 gms that team had and 2 of those guys still hold jobs?? Unless you have to overpay or draft a kid why would any nhl player wanna play for that organization. It’s just time before guys like mcdavid or Drisatl will want out, just like Messier, Pronger ect before them.

Anon number 9

Anonymous said...

Name me a worse GM than this clown. Not replacing him would have been a disaster.

Anonymous said...

The countdown has commenced to when McDavid's people force a trade for him out of the cesspit Organization

SWC said...

The constants in this sorry organization are Kevin Lowe and Craig McTavish.