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 Posted: Fri Apr 24th, 2015 07:09 am
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Looks like Chiarelli is going to Edmonton.


TSN Hockey Analyst Aaron Ward reported on Twitter Thursday night that the Edmonton Oilers will be providing its personnel a staffing update on Friday morning amid a report that the team is expected to introduce former Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli as a member of their management team.

Jason Gregor of TSN Radio 1260 tweeted Thursday that it sounds like the Oilers will hold a press conference as early as Friday to announce the hiring of Chiarelli.

The native of Nepean, Ontario has spent the past two days in Edmonton meeting with Bob Nicholson, the CEO of the Oilers Entertainment Group. According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, all signs point to him taking over all hockey operations for the Oilers. McKenzie tweeted that if Chiarelli was to take a job there, he wanted full autonomy.

Chiarelli was fired by the Bruins at the end of the season after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years.  

The 50-year-old took over the reins in Boston in 2006, after serving as assistant GM for the Ottawa Senators, and built a team that captured the Stanley Cup in 2011.

The Bruins returned to the Stanley Cup Final in 2013 under Chiarelli, but fell in six games to the Chicago Blackhawks.


I think this almost guarantees that Julien gets fired by Boston as there was no way that ownership wanted to be paying 2 guys that were no longer employed by the team. According to what I read the Bruins are off the hook for the last 2 years of Chiarelli's contract if he is employed by another NHL team in any capacity.