Oilers Entertainment Group Announces Changes to Senior Management

Source: Edmonton Oilers official website
Date: 2015-04-24

April 24, 2015 (EDMONTON) – Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) Chief Executive Officer & Vice Chair Bob Nicholson announced today significant changes to the management structure of the organization – both in hockey and business operations. Peter ...

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LIVE BLOG: Edmonton Oilers introduce Chiarelli, announce major changes to upper management

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-04-24

In years to come Edmonton Oilers fans may view this as The Week That Was. From last Saturday’s lottery win in the Connor McDavid Sweepstakes, to the somewhat understated introduction of Bob Nicholson as CEO on Monday, to this afternoon’s presser introducing Peter Chiarelli and confirming major structural changes on both the hockey and business side of the organization, Oil Country may have seen more comprehensive change over the past seven days than it had in the previous seven years. After some warm and fuzzy talk about lucky socks on Monday, today the other shoe will drop on how Nicholson’s vision for the organization will differ from those of his predecessors. The organi

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Oilers ready to make bold moves

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-04-24

The Edmonton Oilers are cleaning house in the executive suite. Ever since Bob Nicholson took over as the chief executive of the Oilers Entertainment Group earlier this week, there have been reports of changes coming within the organization.

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Oilers ready to make bold moves

Source: Edmonton Journal - Oil Country
Date: 2015-04-24

The Edmonton Oilers are cleaning house in the executive suite. Ever since Bob Nicholson took over as the chief executive of the Oilers Entertainment Group earlier this week, there have been reports of changes coming within the organization.

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Patrick LaForge did Edmonton proud, creating NHL Winter Classic, helping to save Oilers

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-04-24

With news that Patrick LaForge is moving on from the Oilers, it’s worth remembering the many contributions he made to the franchise and to the city. Here’s a profile on him from 2006 that sums up his career to that time. Meet the CEO: chief executive Oiler: Patrick LaForge is a hard-driving hockey executive who generates fan-friendly ideas just like Wayne Gretzky scored goals. But his career was once on thin ice Edmonton Journal Sunday, October 1, 2006 Page: E6 Section: Sunday Reader Byline: David Staples Dateline: EDMONTON Source: The Edmonton Journal EDMONTON – Remember the outdoor NHL game at Commonwealth Stadium? That was Patrick LaForge’s idea. How about anthem singer Pa

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MIEUX RESPIRER

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-04-24

This is going to be a memorable day for Oilers fans. In the history of the franchise, dating back to the WHA years, there have been precious few men to hold the title. OILERS GM’S, 1972 TO PRESENT Bill Hunter 1972—1976 Bep Guidolin 1976—1977 Brian Conacher 1977—1978 Larry Gordon 1978—1980 Glen Sather 1980—2000 Kevin Lowe 2000—2008 Steve Tambellini 2008—2013 Craig MacTavish 2013— Peter Chiarelli has been in EDM meeting with Bob Nicholson for past two days. EDM won't confirm, not yet anyway, news conference for Fri… — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) April 24, 2015 …but all signs point to him taking over all hockey operations for the Oilers. If Chia

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-04-24

Things are happening in the Oilers' front office. Suddenly everything is happening in Edmonton all at once. First the team wins the Draft Lottery. Then Bob Nicholson gets named the team's CEO. The team puts in a call to former Sharks coach Todd McClellan about the head coaching job in Edmonton. And now there might even be real, honest to goodness, changes in upper management. As reported by both Mark Spector and Elliotte Friedman, the Oilers are talking to ex-Bruins General Manger Peter Chiarelli. Breaking from myself and @SportsnetSpec -- Peter Chiarelli in Edmonton meeting with the Oilers. More to come... — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) April 22, 2015 T

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The Roundup

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-04-24

Oilers gifted McDavid and reportedly hire Chiarelli. Injured Jets swept by Ducks, Leafs eye Todd Mclellan, playoff nastiness, Rob Ford, Sean Monahan, Michael Ferland and more in this week's Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.

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Todd McLellan in Edmonton? No Way!

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-04-24

Todd McLellan is in search of a new home, and the Edmonton Oilers are reportedly amongst the top potential suitors. As the Head Coach of the San Jose Sharks for the past seven years, McLellan has become widely known as one of the most successful regular season coaches in the NHL. In his seven seasons behind the Sharks’ bench, Todd accumulated a 311-163-66 record in 540 games, good for a .637% winning percentage. One knock on McLellan is that he and his Sharks consistently failed to make any sort of substantial playoff push. In fact, in McLellan’s time behind the bench, despite reaching the Stanley Cup Playoffs in six of seven seasons, San Jose was only able to reach the confer

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Saving Justin Schultz

Source: The Super Fan
Date: 2015-04-24

Source: Edmonton Oilers One of the most glaring weaknesses on the Oilers this past season, and the year prior, has been the blueline. Both seasons under MacTavish have started and ended without a complete, competitive, NHL caliber defense core. One member of the Oilers defence who has taken a lot of flak, for good reason, has been young Justin Schultz. As you recall, Schultz leveraged an existing clause in his contract with Anaheim to leave the Ducks, who had drafted him 42nd overall in the 2009 draft, to become an unrestricted free agent, coming straight out of college. A number of teams expressed interest, with the Oilers being his chosen destination. If you were his agent, you saw the obv

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Oilers hire Chiarelli for front-office position

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-04-24

Public opinion split on the move, however. via NHL.com Peter Chiarelli, fired as general manager by the Boston Bruins last week, will join the Edmonton Oilers' front office, according to multiple reports Thursday. Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman reported that the Oilers are expected to announce the hiring at a news conference Friday. Chiarelli met with the Oilers on Wednesday, though TSN reported that the meeting was not necessarily for the job of general manager, a position now held by Craig MacTavish. New CEO Bob Nicholson has said that all aspects of hockey operations are under review. Friedman reported the exact structure of the Oilers' front office with Chiarelli was not immedia

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Jones: Peter Chiarelli hire will signal new era of Edmonton Oilers hire

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-04-24

The idea projected and promoted here that Connor McDavid would make the Edmonton Oilers significantly better long before he ever arrived on the ice in Edmonton, didn’t take long to kick in.

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