Monday, November 17, 2008

MacT Countdown?

With 2 of the next 3 games against the Detroit Redwings, Dustin Penner and Mathieu Garon (our leading goalscorer and best goalie last season) eating popcorn in the pressbox after getting different degrees of public ridicule, times could be a changing. The Oilers have now lost their last 2 games and after a 4-0 start have gone 4-7-2. The Oilers have the 8th lowest GA and the 5th lowest GF in the conference with only 1 team having less GF in the same amount of games as the Oilers.

This is clearly a team on the ropes. Perhaps this could be a defining moment in Mactavish's career with the Oilers, they square off with Detroit twice and also with Columbus in their next 3 games. They need at least 1 win in this stretch and they need to start showing improvement. This team has been on stagnate mode ever since the preseason. If we have to endure the team getting beaten time and time again in this 3 game stretch, hopefully the Oilers will mercifully fire the coach so that this team can turn the corner.


hunter1909 said...

Go Wings go.


Bryanbryoil said...

If I knew for a fact that losing the next 3 games would bring about change, I would hapily root against the Oilers. As it stands I am torn. Until they turn their play around, I am hoping that we get embarassed and it results in a change that's been long overdue.

raventalon40 said...

How about dealing away one of the goalies and extra D and acquiring a checking centerman before we axe the coach?

Bryanbryoil said...

Axe the coach, let the new coach come in and then see what holes we have to fill. Perhaps he can get more out of the lineup and get some combinations going so that changes are minimal. 1 less goalie would really help, unfortunately I see Garon as being that goalie as long as MacT is here.