Could this be the news that not only turns things around in Edmonton, but that also make Oilers fans go nuts? On Saturday, TSN insider Bob Mckenzie posted on Twitter that Hall of Famer Paul Coffey could be joining the Oilers.
While it has not been revealed what precise role the former NHL great would have, it could make a huge difference in the future of the Canadian team.
As McKenzie mentions, Coffey could possibly be added to the coaching staff. More details should be revealed sooner than later on this major news.
Through twenty-one NHL seasons, Coffey was named to either the First or Second All-Star Team eight times, and as the Norris Trophy winner on three occasions.
He retired as the highest scoring defenseman in NHL playoff history and the second most proficient defenseman in NHL regular season history, sitting behind Raymond Bourque in career goals, assists, and points.
Back in 1980, the Oilers used their first pick, the sixth selection overall, to choose Coffey.
The team would be honoured to have him back on board to rescue the struggling Oilers and build a stronger future in Edmonton.