It looks like new Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland might be ready to make his first major move in the near future.

Edmonton could make a head coaching hire as soon as Friday with Dave Tippett remaining the front-runner, according to TSN's Ryan Rishaug. 

Current Dallas Stars assistant coach Todd Nelson is not in the mix for the job, reports Rishaug. 

Tippett most recently coached the Arizona Coyotes in 2016-17 and has a career 553-413-28-120 record over 1,114 career games behind the bench with the Stars and Coyotes.