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What do you think of Craig MacTavish?

View Poll Results: Is MacTavish doing a good job as Head Coach?
Yes! He's doing just fine thankyouverymuch 14 31.82%
I'm a little dissapointed, but I think he'll come through 17 38.64%
It's getting to the 'fish or cut bait' point sooner rather than later 7 15.91%
FIRE THE BUM! 6 13.64%
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11-30-2003, 02:30 PM
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What do you think of Craig MacTavish?

After reading some mixed reviews of MacTavish so far this season from some Oiler fans, I'm interested in hearing what you folks think:

How's MacT doing?

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After reading some mixed reviews of MacTavish so far this season from some Oiler fans, I'm interested in hearing what you folks think:

How's MacT doing?
The less I say about him, the better. He makes so many boneheaded moves that it completely overshadows his good ones.

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After reading some mixed reviews of MacTavish so far this season from some Oiler fans, I'm interested in hearing what you folks think:

Which of the following would best describe MacT?
Craig MacTavish is a very good coach. He isn't perfect but who is? That said, some of the criticism boarders on stupidity.

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He doesn't bring the young guys along well.
- ehem, that is all he has. He has lead an extremely young team to the playoff twice and to 2 90+ points seasons.

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The perfect match for the Oilers. A former member of the dynasty, a guy the players would look up to, and very hockey knowledgeable. To me you have to keep it within the organization - ie. Hire coaches that fans can relate too that played in this city. Simpson, Huddy, Moores (from the UofA), and GM Lowe offer great recognizability to the fans along with their wealth of knowledge. When the players stink the coaches look bad and right now the players are rotten.

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FTB

Hire a coach that isn't one of the 'good ol boys', at least temporarily before Mess comes available.

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FTB

Hire a coach that isn't one of the 'good ol boys', at least temporarily before Mess comes available.
Just because Mess is a legend doesn't mean he could do anything as a coach. I am guessing that the MacT haters also disliked him as a player. Mess would never come back to Edmonton anyways - he is a Ranger now and till he is finished with hockey.

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Just because Mess is a legend doesn't mean he could do anything as a coach. I am guessing that the MacT haters also disliked him as a player. Mess would never come back to Edmonton anyways - he is a Ranger now and till he is finished with hockey.
MacTavish was not amazing as a player, but that's not to say I 'disliked' him. He just doesn't have the mentality, and apparently the coaching skill, to do what we need. Lowe was a much better coach, and even he wasn't amazing, fairly good though.

Mess has always had the mentality of a coach, is a proven leader, knows the offensive game and knows how to motivate young players. Ding ding ding, you have your coach.

Why wouldn't Messier come back to coach? I don't see him turning it down unless he got a better offer.

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MacTavish was not amazing as a player, but that's not to say I 'disliked' him. He just doesn't have the mentality, and apparently the coaching skill, to do what we need. Lowe was a much better coach, and even he wasn't amazing, fairly good though.

Mess has always had the mentality of a coach, is a proven leader, knows the offensive game and knows how to motivate young players. Ding ding ding, you have your coach.

Why wouldn't Messier come back to coach? I don't see him turning it down unless he got a better offer.
I agree Lowe was a good coach yet he couldn't get the team anywhere near 90 points if i'm not mistaken.

As for Mess coming back - he has had his chance a couple times already. When he signed in Vancouver he had an equal chance of coming here yet his response was "I want to go to a winner" yet that was when Vancouver stunk. Then again this summer but the cat hasn't come back and I bet he never will.

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MacT is doing just fine, he's a perfect fit for this young hockey club.

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MacT is doing just fine, he's a perfect fit for this young hockey club.
i disagree, we need a veteran coach to teach the youngsters. Mac T may have like 4years or how many? But this team needs a strong coach like Mike Keenan, someone who isnt afraid to be mean to the players and doesnt cut slack to no one. He would bench stars to make them smarter. Didn't he do a good job on pronger if im not mistaken?? Maybe he can do teh same to brewer


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i disagree, we need a veteran coach to teach the youngsters. Mac T may have like 4years or how many? But this team needs a strong coach like Mike Keane, someone who isnt afraid to be mean to the players and doesnt cut slack to no one. He would bench stars to make them smarter. Didn't he do a good job on pronger if im not mistaken?? Maybe he can do teh same to brewer
Mike Keane still plays so I hardly think he would be available to coach.

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Mike Keane still plays so I hardly think he would be available to coach.
Mike keenan. i mean, my bad

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