The Edmonton Oilers announced they have hired Todd McLellan as their coach after a season in which they again failed to make the playoffs.
McLellan appeared to be Edmonton's top choice since Peter Chiarelli became general manager this month. Todd Nelson replaced Dallas Eakins as coach in December.
McLellan spent the past seven seasons as the
Though a deal has not been completed,
The talks took place between Babcock and Sabres General Manager Tim Murray and began early in the day, a person familiar with discussions told the AP. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the talks are private and the Sabres have not publicly discussed their coaching search to replace