The former San Jose Sharks coach, coaching Canada at the 2015 IIHF World Championship in the Czech Republic, told the newspaper he has met with Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli during the tournament. Chiarelli also met with Oilers players taking part in the tournament and has traveled to Arizona for scouting meetings, according to the Sun.
"You don’t know what he’s thinking, but I saw Peter Chiarelli," Oilers forward Taylor Hall, playing for Canada, told the Sun in remarks published Friday. "I don't know if they interviewed, but he’s a great coach. I have a ton of respect for what he teaches and I've learned a lot so far."
Though refusing to discuss how the interview went, McLellan said in general terms that Edmonton would be a desirable location for any coach.