Craig MacTavish told us at his opening press conference he was impatient, but I don’t know many Oiler fans and observers saw this coming. Ralph Krueger is out.
During the press conference, MacTavish discussed the reasons behind the decision involved the vision of the team moving forward, but offered little in the way of specifics. Perhaps some of the things (line matching, deployment of personnel) that we’ve talked about were also concerns for MacT.
It also appears that Dallas Eakins is the new man, but we do not have confirmation on it.
I will do a “Dallas Eakins in a box” item in the next day or so, but there’s a lot of great reading we can do right now:
It sounds like this happened on the fly, with MacT so impressed with Dallas Eakins and felt Eakins matched his vision for the team.