I have no doubt that MacT will finish out the season. My sincere hope is that Lowe wakes up and realizes that this team needs a change, not just in player personel, but in it's philosophy of ONLY hiring from inside the organization, or inside the inner circle of past Oiler greats.
MacT and Simmer should both go (I still think Huddy is doing a good job with guys like Semenov, Moores, who even knows what he does). I would hire the best available man, that being Paul Maurice. It can be argued that he helped take an average Carolina team to the finals, much further than this club has gone in over a decade.
MacT said after the loss to Colorado, that this team needed an infusion of energy and fresh legs. Then he completely changes his tune after beating a terrible Chicago team. He has a clear bias against Rita, and against players that don't play in the fashion that he did.
This season is lost, big deal. I think the optimism of the Heritage Classic and the decent begining of the season skewed some people's expectations, including mine. The young guys like Salmelainen, Rita, Hemksy, Stoll and Torres should be given a chance with lots of minutes. Unfortunately, that will likely be under the current coaching regime, one that any sensible person has to hope will be gone at the end of the season.