Yeah. I thinks so.
If Nicholson had finished his evaluation of the current management group and concluded that they were the right group going forward he would have made that announcement by now but it was clear in his press conference that he wants to wait until the playoffs are over.
The only reason to wait for the end of the playoffs before an announcement is he has decided that the current group just isn’t getting the job done but hasn’t settled on the replacements yet. There may be potential pieces to this puzzle who are currently working for other teams and Bob hasn’t yet had the chance to recruit them.
The Oilers have finally fired Dallas Eakins today and reportedly MacTavish will step back behind the bench as the interim head coach until the team can find a more permanent replacement.
The #Oilers have relieved Dallas Eakins of his head coaching duties. GM Craig MacTavish will address the media at 11:45am MT.
— Edmonton Oilers (@EdmontonOilers) December 15, 2014
Craig Mactavish held a press conference today to announce that the team has fired head coach Ralph Krueger. Mactavish was adament at his opening press conference that he would not be firing the coach and that his approach would be to give Krueger the tools needed to get the job done, but apparently in his search to find an associate or assistant coach for Krueger Mactivish made the realization that the team needed to go in a different direction. Continue reading