Oilers fire GM Peter Chiarelli after 9th loss in past 11 at home: reports

Oilers fire GM Peter Chiarelli after 9th loss in past 11 at home: reports peter chiarelli

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

The Oilers, who will hold a News conference at noon ET, lost their third in a row on Tuesday night, falling to the Detroit Red Wings at home.

The loss, Edmonton’s ninth in the past 11 at Rogers Place and third in a row, pushed the team three points out of playoff position. Sure, the Oilers are only three points behind Colorado for the second wild-card spot in the NHL’s Western Conference but there are three teams ahead of them in Vancouver, Anaheim and Arizona.

Chiareilli, who departs with one season left on his five-year contract, arrived in Edmonton in August 2015 but didn’t witness a drastic improvement in play during his tenure as the Oilers missed the post-season twice in his first three seasons.

Earlier this season, he fired head coach Todd McLellan and brought in Ken Hitchcock. Following an initial surge, Edmonton has faded in recent weeks.

“We’re not going to outskill anyone. We’re a team that needs to find a way to win games 2-1, 3-2,” centre Connor McDavid told reporters on Monday.

Chiarelli, a native of Nepean, Ont., guided the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup in 2011.

Source : cbc

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