Edmonton is making a coaching change. Jay Woodcroft being relieved of his duties. Thought last nights win would buy some time, but that’s not the case.
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) November 12, 2023
There, it’s done.
What had to happen, happened. Jay Woodcroft was fired by the Oilers, despite his team’s victory last night.
That’s what Elliotte Friedman posted on his X account.
A head coaching position has just opened up. Will Patrick Roy be considered for the job? He’s been linked with the Ottawa Senators because of the bilingual market, but Edmonton is a big one, and above all, it’s a Canadian market. The perfect destination for him? The question arises.
Can someone ask Norman if Patrick Roy has been spotted in Edmonton?
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) November 12, 2023
The Alberta outfit’s far-from-perfect GM, Ken Holland, is currently running out the final year of a five-year contract. It will be interesting to see if he hires an interim coach instead, leaving the potential new GM (if fired or not renewed) to find his own driver.
One thing is certain, this dismissal (even if it was expected by some) is not unanimously supported. After all, it’s not Woodcroft’s fault that his (former) goalkeepers, in particular, aren’t getting the job done.
Woodcroft didn’t stop enough pucks. https://t.co/F1dNrh2klE
– Grant McCagg (@grantmccagg) November 12, 2023
He’s only 47…