One of my favorite things about MacTavish is he is well spoken and more than willing to be frank. He doesn’t do platitudes, and so for this season I’m going to keep a collection of either funny or relevant MacT quotes that I come across. Here’s my first:
October 02 2007
He reminds me of the wizard of Oz, where you comb his hair, put on a white shirt on and wheel him out in front of the camera and he’s gonna say whatever you guys want…clearly it’s a crusade of self promotion on his part at this point…you know, what goes around comes around in this league
-MacT responds to Burke's comments about Lowe 'running his team into the ground.'
October 13 2007
"I laugh at coach's interviews between periods because how many different and creative ways can you put pucks and bodies to the net? 'We want to get traffic to the net,' 'We want to get in front of the goaltender,' " recited MacTavish.
"You know it's tough to justify a pretty significant salary by just saying that over and over again, but in fact, it's the mantra. It should be more sophisticated than that, but it's really not." (Source)
September 30th 2008
"The game really poses questions more than it gives you answers that's for sure."(Source)
"It was one of those games you're almost appreciative of at this time of year."(Source)-MacTavish after a 4-0 preseason loss to the Calgary Flames
When we signed Dustin, we thought he'd be a top two-line player. We thought the contract was a starting point for him, but he views it as a finish line...
I can't watch it, certainly for another two-and-a-half years...
You can't throw gratuitous ice-time at a player that inconsistent...it's his competitiveness. He's not competitive enough or fit enough to help us, so why put him back in? (Source)-Craig MacTavish on Dustin Penner