MacTavish leaving Edmonton?
Is Craig MacTavish about to go the way of Chris Pronger and leave the Edmonton Oilers?
Sportsnet.ca reports that the Oilers had an option on MacTavish for one more year, however they didn’t exercise it, which leaves MacTavish without a contract and essentially a free agent.
The Oilers had to exercise the remaining option year on MacTavish’s contract before the playoffs began.
What makes this scenario so strange is that the Oilers did pick up the options between the end of the regular season and the end of the playoffs on assistant coaches Charlie Huddy, Bill Moores and Craig Simpson.
With the Oilers dramatic playoff run still fresh in everybody’s mind, MacTavish will undoubtedly be fielding a lot of offers by other teams in the next few days.