The Vegas Golden Knights organization is probably still reeling from an incredible loss in game seven to the San Jose Sharks, but before long they’ll have to start thinking about their future. One person who will quickly have interested parties calling on him is assistant general manager Kelly McCrimmon, who has been linked to the GM searches of both the Edmonton Oilers and expansion Seattle team in the past. Today, Darren Dreger of TSN tweets that the Oilers will send a request for permission to speak with McCrimmon in the coming days.

It’s good fortune for the Oilers that the Golden Knights were eliminated by the Sharks last night, given that the team has been open with the fact that they want their front office search done in the next few weeks. The Golden Knights looked like they were sailing straight through to the second round before a five-minute major penalty was assessed to Cody Eakin in the third period. That penalty changed the course of the game and very well could change the course of the Oilers search, given how highly regarded McCrimmon is around the league.