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Edmonton Oilers eyeing former player as the team's next GM

Published March 20, 2024 at 9:03

Now that the trade deadline is finally over and Ken Holland's retirement is looming at the end of the season, the Oilers have been searching for their next GM.

There is speculation regarding multiple possibilities, two names that have been rumoured are Eric Tulsky and Jason Karmanos which are both GM's that would focus on analytics.

Oilers GM search has been in full force with NHL trade deadline gone by. The search is on
From what I have heard - Eric Tulsky, Jason Karmanos both really smart Analytics type GM. The two were on potential hirings for Calgary and Pittsburgh

There has also been inquiries into Kate Madigan from the Devils as well as former Oilers Captain Shawn Horcoff who is currently the assistant GM for the Red Wings.

As well, they also reached out New Jersey Devils about Kate Madigan. Former Edmonton Oiler Shawn Horcoff as well.

Sean Horcoff is certainly a name that will pop for Oilers fans. Horcoff was drafted by the Oilers in the fourth round of 1998, and played twelve seasons with the team, serving as the Captain as well. Horcoff was named Director of Player Development for the Red Wings in 2016, then promoted to Assistant General Manager in 2022, studying under Steve Yzerman. Horcoff is primed to step into a GM role, and he could do so for the team where his NHL career started.

It will be interesting to see who the Oilers end up going with as all possible options seem to be solid choices.
March 20   |   414 answers
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