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Video- Season Preview For The Edmonton Oilers

from Derek Van Diest at NHL.com,

The Edmonton Oilers hope a new general manager and coach will help them get back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs after not qualifying in 12 of the past 13 seasons

Ken Holland was hired as GM on May 7; he held that job with the Detroit Red Wings for 22 seasons and was promoted to senior vice president on April 19, when the Red Wings named Steve Yzerman GM.

Two weeks after Holland joined the Oilers, Edmonton hired Dave Tippett as coach, replacing Ken Hitchcock, who took over from Todd McLellan 21 games into last season.

Holland, who won the Stanley Cup four times with the Red Wings, said he does not see a quick solution for the Oilers, who last made the playoffs in 2016-17.

"The goal is to build the Edmonton Oilers into a playoff team and a legitimate Cup contender," Holland said. "Certainly there are pieces there, but you have to be deeper. Those teams that go on those long playoff runs, they're deep and you have to have depth in your organization and on your farm team. You can't just be relying on five or six guys over 82 games; as great as they are, they're just not going to make it."

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Below, watch the season preview of the Oilers below...

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