Mike Babcock is Not on the Pittsburgh Penguins Radar: 5 Other Possible Destinations

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Apr 4, 2015; Edmonton, Alberta, CAN; Edmonton Oilers forward

Taylor Hall

(4) carries the puck around Calgary Flames defensemen

Deryk Engelland

(29) during the third period at Rexall Place. Mandatory Credit: Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports

Edmonton Oilers

Mike Babcock has two options when picking his next team.  He needs to decide whether he wants to walk into a franchise that is already built for success, or a team that he can help rebuild into a contender.

With the Edmonton Oilers, he’ll obviously have a lot of work ahead of him.  The struggling franchise can’t seem to put it all together despite having multiple first-overall picks in their lineup.  The team seems to win the draft lottery every season, but hasn’t been able to build a solid coaching staff or supporting cast for players like Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins.

This season could be different, though.  The Edmonton Oilers won the lottery once again and will draft generational talent Connor McDavid.

Will the idea of reinvigorating a struggling franchise with a young superstar interest Mike Babcock?  It just might.