MacTavish staying put is reporting that Craig MacTavish is staying put at the helm of the Stanley Cup Finalist Oilers. He has apparently signed on for another four years. Confirmation of the signing is pending.

27 Responses to MacTavish staying put

  1. JannettyTheRocker says:

    HELL YEAH!!!! This is great news. He is a true Oiler, a true leader, and one of the greatest coaches in the game today. This news just made my day.

    GO OILERS GO!!!!


  2. SensDude says:

    a little bit more excited and you could’ve had an orgasm lollll

  3. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Ever since the Oilers lost the Stanley Cup, things have appeared like they were going down hill, and everyone was jumping ship……….It’s nice to see that the people who matter are staying in “The City Of Champions”………………And yeah, I just missed the orgasm. That’ll happen when KLowe picks up a big-name defenseman.

  4. oilers_rock says:

    yeah we better pick pick up another solid d-man

  5. JannettyTheRocker says:

    Agreed. I really like our team though. I have no complaints, besides us needing another solid/big-name defenseman. Other than that, I’m so excited about the new season…..


  6. Wisey says:

    Well at least one part of their Stanley cup finals team is still there.

  7. ObjectiveImpartiaL says:

    Why do people keep saying that? Ya they have lost some players, but so has everone. Of their starting 20 at present, 14 of them have been there for the Cup Run and if either Rem, Devorek, or Harvey still get picked up make it 15 of 20. 25% is a change, but how many teams have not under went a change this post-season.

  8. ObjectiveImpartiaL says:

    They are starting this season of with better offence and equal defence from last year (Pronger’s loss is made up for the fact we have a goalie that has a better than .880 save %). Lots of time to add for another playoff run

  9. JannettyTheRocker says:

    That’s exactly right. We still have the best team that we’ve had in many years to start a season………..KLowe is going to make the right additions/subtractions, and we’ll be a cup contender for many years to come…………..The drought is over.


  10. 19AVSFANFoLIFE19 says:

    Roloson had a streaky playoffs and hes good? wasnt he 8-19-6 i think. i doubt thats good enough to get you to the playoffs. even if you want to rely on markannen.

  11. JannettyTheRocker says:

    From watching Roloson and Markkanen play, I’ll tell you that they have one thing in common……….They both play great when they play long stretches of games in a row, and they flounder when they have to rotate games………Markannen would have had a much better regular season last year if he didn’t have to share time with Conklin and Morrison. And Roloson was the same story in Minnesota, where he got minimal playing time behind Manny Fernandez.

    Either way, I think our offense and goaltending is in great shape. And with one or two more veteran defensemen, we’ll have the greatest Oiler’s team since the 1990 Stanley Cup Winners.

    I was confident in my team last year, but this year I have no doubts. It’s gonna be a blast watching Joffrey Lupul in Copper and Blue.


  12. thegoalie1976 says:

    No Doubt.

    Everyone forgets that Carolina lost Gerber (no playoffs without his stellar regular season) Weight, Recchi (sooner or later) and so on.

    Buffalo lost McKee, Biron asked for a trade (like Pronger did)

    How are the Oilers diffrent from any other team???

    How many trade deadline UFA’s actually stay with their teams? Less than half?

    If Lowe signs Tarnstrom, 50% of the Oilers deadline UFA’s will be back.

    I think Lowe is doing fine keeping it together (compared to all the other playoff teams)

  13. ObjectiveImpartiaL says:

    He is not good because of a streaky playoff run. He is good because he has had and above .900 save% the last 5 years ( including a .933 and .927) He was also an allstar. He was not 8-19-6. Where did you get that there weren’t even any ties last year. It takes seconds to check stats before you post. He was 14-24, but 8-7 with the oil and he droped the first 2 or 3 after not playing for over a month and starting with a new team. So get rid of that and you got 8-4. So win 2/3 of the games and ya I think they will make the playoffs.

  14. FLAMESOWNU says:

    OMG…the oilers are saved!!!

  15. lesglorieux says:

    they finally kept someone! sweet! tell him to lace up his skates (no helmet, though, i’m sure).

  16. NiittymakiForVezina says:

    Pretty much the only good news the Oilers have had this offseason besides Roloson re-signing.

  17. NiittymakiForVezina says:

    Besides Pisani and Rolo, were any of the ones that stayed as key to their run as Pronger, Peca, Spacek, and Samsonov were?

  18. thegoalie1976 says:

    Roli and Pisani were the 2 biggest parts of the team (excluding Pronger of course)

    Roli was the Oilers conn Smyth winner if he stays healthy, Pisani scored some huge game winners, while on the 3rd line yet.

    Spacek got worse as the playoffs went on ( I still think he is a good player though )

    Peca did the job he should have done all year for 4 million.

    Samsonov dissolved as the playoffs went on, and was invisible in the final.

    It would be nice to still have Pronger, but Roli and Pisani were the next best players by far.

  19. thegoalie1976 says:

    Pisani resigning…..Lupul coming home to Edmonton……Smid, Anaheims best d-man prospect, another 1st round pick…….trading the best player in the NHL after his value has never been higher……that souns like good news to me.

    They basically traded Brewer ( for pronger ) for Lupul, Smid, 1sr, 2nd picks…..Pretty good return for brewer EH

  20. ObjectiveImpartiaL says:

    4 of the top 5 point producers in the playoffs are back (Hemsky, Smyth, Horcoff, and Pisani.) Smith and Staios were pretty good on the backend. Edmonton did will, as did every team in the final four, from having well a rounded team.

  21. FlamingHomer says:

    OK, let’s give the man some credit. He took a pack of B-List players and motivated them right to the Stanley Cup final. Right from the first game of the season they had the same determination the Flames had the previous season. Too bad a few key players hated every minute of their time there, otherwise they may have taken the Cup.

    It’s going to be tough to repeat that enthusiasm, though for another 82+ games.

  22. ObjectiveImpartiaL says:

    Which player hated his time there??

  23. FlamingHomer says:

    Pronger. Peca.

  24. ObjectiveImpartiaL says:

    Pronger loved his time there. A little too much though thats why he was told had to move, by Mrs. Pronger. Peca was made an offer to return.

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  26. NiittymakiForVezina says:

    It was an actual question so I’m glad you didn’t flip. Thanks.

  27. thegoalie1976 says:

    I live in Edmonton and Peca was made pretty much the same offer from the Leafs. Lowe was in the 2 – 2.5 range for 1 year. (I can’t remember who, LaForge, or Howson addmitted this right after he signed with the Leafs.)

    I don’t think Peca loved his time in Edmonton, playing on the 4th line most of the time, but he liked his team.

    I think he year in Edmonton was OK, but I don’t think he hated it.

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