MacTavish Not The Only Blender in Town

November 6th, 2009 by Jim Parsons Leave a reply »
Edmonton Oilers fans were hard on former coach Craig MacTavish. Under his tenure, it was a constant mix-match of players, trying to find combinations that would bring the Oilers past a point where the team was a .500 hockey club. Eventually it cost him his job.

Not 15 games into the season, Pat Quinn is starting to understand what it can feel like to be the coach of the Edmonton Oilers.

Off to a great start, the Oilers have now lost six of their last seven games and things are starting to look a bit dreary in Edmonton. Having been unable to produce more than three goals in each of their last five games Pat Quinn is starting to move pieces around trying to find a proper fit.

It's been tough for the veteran coach. Not only is he working with a less talented squad that what he often faces night in and night out, he's working with a group of players who have been hit hard by illness and injury.

It seems when one thing happens on the plus side, a negative finds its way to the top of the charts and becomes the focus of each game. Steve Staois and Mike Comrie returning gave way to JF Jacques, Shawn Horcoff, and Ladislav Smid being unable ...

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