Edmonton joins list of coaching vacancies

The Edmonton Oil Kings, as T.S. Quint in Mallrats put it, are now in the framing business.

General manager Bob Green, while wending his way across Europe in search of a flight home, has dismissed both coach Steve Pleau and assistant Rocky Thompson. Edmonton won just 16 games all season, so perhaps it is not a huge surprise.

Coming Down The Pipe! ought to be a reliable go-to as the baby Oil search for a new bench boss.

In the OHL, the Peterborough Petes are intent on separating the coach and GM duties. The Petes seem prepared to go through the OHL draft on May 1 without replacements in place for Jeff Twohey and Ken McRae, the GM-and-coach combo who were left go in late March.

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