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Report: Tambellini wants Quinn coaching Oilers next season

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5/17/2010 1:12:04 AM
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Oilers general manager Steve Tambellini said he wants head coach Pat Quinn back for another season behind the Edmonton bench, according to a report in the Edmonton Journal.

"Pat's our coach. Yes, I want Pat back," Tambellini told the Journal. "I just wanted to give Pat some time to think where he's at and what lays ahead for us to get better, then go talk to him. To talk to coaches two days after the season, that's not the time."

The Oilers went 27-47-8 last season, finishing last in the 30-team National Hockey League with 62 points.

Quinn was named as the replacement for former Oilers coach Craig MacTavish back on May 26, 2009, after three years away from coaching in the NHL.

On the heels of their disappointing 2009-10 season, the Oilers can look forward to having the No. 1 pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft in June, when it is expected they will select either Taylor Hall or Tyler Seguin.

Pat Quinn (Photo: Graig Abel/NHLI via Getty Images)

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