Sports Does Peter Chiarelli deserve to be fired? "Very much so," says ESPN hockey columnist

00:01  11 january  2018
00:01  11 january  2018 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

What to make of the Peter Chiarelli's vote of confidence for Todd McLellan?

  What to make of the Peter Chiarelli's vote of confidence for Todd McLellan? This in from Sportsnet columnist Mark Spector, an interview with Peter Chiarelli where the Oilers GM gives a vote of confidence to Edmonton coach Todd McLellan, calling him a “very good coach” and indicating he has no intention of axing him right now. “I have the utmost confidence in Todd and the coaching staff as […]This in from Sportsnet columnist Mark Spector, an interview with Peter Chiarelli where the Oilers GM gives a vote of confidence to Edmonton coach Todd McLellan, calling him a “very good coach” and indicating he has no intention of axing him right now.

" Very much so ," says ESPN hockey columnist . Very much so , but it might not ultimately matter this season. In the span of three seasons, Chiarelli has created a strange and unbalanced roster that lacks championship offensive depth and remains thin defensively.

Peter Chiarelli (born August 5, 1964) is a Canadian ice hockey executive and former player. He is the president of hockey operations and general manager of the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL).

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This in from Greg Wyshynski of ESPN, his take on which NHL general managers should be fired, with Peter Chiarelli of the Oilers high on the list.

“Does he deserve it? Very much so, but it might not ultimately matter this season. In the span of three seasons, Chiarelli has created a strange and unbalanced roster that lacks championship offensive depth and remains thin defensively. He also squandered the last year of McDavid’s entry-level deal before his cap hit spikes to $12.5 million next season. The fans are outraged. The media is questioning if he’s the right executive to build this team around McDavid. Since McDavid was drafted, we’ve wondered if the Oilers could screw up landing the generational talent in the draft lottery. Chiarelli sure seems to be trying.”

What Team Canada’s men’s Olympic hockey roster would look like with NHL players .
Photo by Andre Ringuette/World Cup of Hockey via Getty Images We already know what Team USA will look like for men’s hockey at the 2018 Winter Olympics, and we’ll find out about Team Canada with an announcement set Thursday afternoon. As you’ve surely heard by now, the proceedings have gone a bit differently than normal without the NHL. Colleges, European leagues, and the AHL will be the prime sources of talent for this year’s tournament as a result of the NHL’s decision not to participate. It’s going to be a much different affair, albeit one still full of the passionate players and exciting stories that define every Olympics.

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