View Full Version : Craig MacTavish Gets Canned

04-15-2009, 08:02 PM

EDMONTON, Alberta -- This was starting to look all too familiar to the Oilers. The NHL playoffs were starting, and Edmonton was done for the season.Coach Craig MacTavish (http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/players/profile?playerId=4472) paid the price.

He was fired Wednesday after the Oilers failed to make the playoffs for the third straight year. The dismissal came on the same day the NHL postseason began, and general manager Steve Tambellini said the team needed a fresh look behind the bench.

He would have probably been fired in 06 had the Oilers made that playoff run.