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No Excuses: Coach Craig MacTavish Must Go

Published by on April 14, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Often when a CEO or a manager of a unit gets only three successful years in eight, he is gone about as fast as his severance package will carry him. There are little excuses for a person in charge who fails over and over to get results.

Craig MacTavish, head coach of the Edmonton Oilers, has had the benefit of the doubt from management and in some respect from the fans over the years.

This year is different. The over-optimistic public relations at the beginning of the season poisoned the well for the fan base.

When MacTavish challenged his team by saying they would play for the division championship this year, he made a tactical error; it set the bar high.

Since November, he has, from time to ...

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