Rumors and Coaching Speculation

Bruce Garrioch of Slam Sports is reporting that Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish could be in trouble.

With the recent losses in Edmonton, including a recent blowout by the Hawks it is believed that MacTavish may be on a short least as the Oilers head coach. Garrioch speculates that one possible replacement could be Kevin Lowe.

Another huge tid bit that is reported in this article is the possibility that the Thrashers and Wild may be exploring a deal that would include the huge names of Gaborik and Kovalchuk. It is well known that both of these players may be on the trade market however HTR can not see this deal working out. Gaborik is in the final year of his contract and is very injury prone. Why would Atlanta take Gaborik who is in the final year of a contract in exchange for a superstar who at least has one more year to go.

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