Kevin Lowe has decided to accept the job offer from the Edmonton Oilers to become the team’s new general manager.
The former Oiler coach was offered the position three weeks ago, following Glen Sather’s resignation. Sather left the team for the New York Rangers, citing irreconcilable differences with the oilers investors’ group.
Meanwhile, Jim Hole has stepped down from his position on the board of the Oilers Investors Group. He’s also decided to retire as the Oilers National Hockey League Governor.
Hole won’t comment on his reason for leaving. Hole, a good friend of Sather’s, was replaced as board chair by Cal Nicols earlier this year.
John Ramsey, a prominent Edmonton businessman, will take Hole’s place on the board.
Announcement in the morning. Blogosphere meltdown by lunch.