Maurice has 4 winning seasons and 4 playoff appearances 13 seasons where he coached the majority of games. He's been fired twice in mid-season. The only thing more surprising than him getting yet another head coaching job is that people are actually disappointed that we can't hire him. He's basically the Craig MacTavish of the Eastern Conference in terms of results.
Why would Maurice or any other competant guy want to come to the oilers as an associate coach to Eakins and have to work with tweddle dee and tweedle dumb and know that Lowe and MacT are your bosses? No smart guy with a brain would do it.
Gee, Canucks getting treated like a punching bag by their new divisional opponents. Who saw that coming? Oh yeah, everyone. Poor Vancouver, no more Northwest Division to go 23-1 against and mask the fact that they were barely an above average team.
Walk to the arena in plus 20 weather every game, and get treated to a win almost every single time.
It's like the Oilers are playing in an alternate universe, definitely not in the NHL. Can't even begin to fathom what it would be like to have a winning team in a great city with a great environment all around.