McDavid looking forward to stability under Oilers' new regime
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Edmonton Oilers superstar Connor McDavid is ready to embrace the future after another disjointed season resulted in his team missing the playoffs for the third time in four years.

"There was a lot of moving parts, a lot of things going on," McDavid told TSN's Gino Reda on Tuesday. "Fire a coach, fire a GM - that's a lot of change for one season.

"It was an emotional ride, and I'm looking forward to a little stability."

The Oilers fired former head coach Todd McLellan in November and replaced him with Ken Hitchcock, who assumed the role on an interim basis. General manager Peter Chiarelli was then relieved of his duties two months later in his fourth season with the club.

The Oilers hired Dave Tippett last Tuesday, making him the third head coach employed during McDavid's tenure in Edmonton. The 22-year-old is excited about what the veteran bench boss brings to the table.

"He's been around for a long time and has had lots of success and coached different styles of hockey - coached offensive, coached defensive," McDavid said. "He has all the tools."

After Keith Gretzky finished the season as interim GM, the Oilers brought in legendary executive Ken Holland, who helped guide the Red Wings to Stanley Cup victories in 1998, 2002, and 2008.

"He comes with lots of experience (and) is a guy that's been wildly successful," McDavid added. "I'm really happy with that and really looking forward to working with him."

Despite the team's lack of success, McDavid became just the fifth player in NHL history to record at least three seasons of 100-plus points by age 22 and has collected two Art Ross Trophies, two Ted Lindsay Awards, and a Hart Trophy over four seasons.

McDavid looking forward to stability under Oilers' new regime
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