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

23:13  08 january  2018
23:13  08 january  2018 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

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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.

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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 a group. This is about working through it.”

Bringing in another asst. coach has been looked at but rejected, Chiarelli said. He indicated he won’t make a panic move: “I have to have a clear head, and I have to have someone in charge — meaning Todd — who has a clear head.”

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Peter Chiarelli and Todd McLellan are front and center when it comes to the criticism and have taken plenty of blame for how the year has unfolded. It’ s highly probable that McLellan gets a vote of confidence to stick around for another year.

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