Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mclellan, Yeo Lose Their Jobs Hitchcock Takes over in Edmonton

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Mclellan, Yeo Lose Their Jobs Hitchcock Takes over in Edmonton

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Ken Hitchcock knows the routine well by now as he begins his tenure as new coach of the Edmonton Oilers. For the fourth time in his long coaching career, Hitchcock has been tasked with taking over a struggling team in the middle of the season.

Hitchcock was hired Tuesday as coach of his hometown Oilers after the team fired Todd McLellan with the team languishing in sixth place in the Pacific Division.

McLellan's firing was the second in less than 12 hours in the NHL.

Late Monday night, the St. Louis Blues fired former Penguins assistant Mike Yeo as coach and replaced him on an interim basis with Craig Berube.

Blues general manager Doug Armstrong quickly began casting a wide net for a full-time replacement.

Recently fired Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville and perhaps even McLellan will be among the candidates. …

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