Fire MacT rally fizzles out

September 12, 2009, 9:54 PM

SPORTSNET.CA

A Facebook group with over 8,800 members pushing for the firing of Edmonton Oilers head coach Craig MacTavish hosted a rally Saturday outside of Rexall Place, but only a handful of people showed up.

The rally took place just hours before the Oilers were take on the Vancouver Canucks, but when the media arrived, the fans numbered less than ten.

According to Saturday’s Edmonton Sun, the group was gaining about two members a minute yesterday afternoon.

The Oilers refused to comment on the rally at all.

On Thursday, Oilers owner Darly Katz took the unusual step of delivering a vote of confidence for MacTavish via text message to Bob Stauffer, the team’s radio analyst and pre-game show co-host with 630 CHED.

It read: “MacT is not going anywhere.”

With six losses in the last seven games the Oilers Western Conference playoff hopes are fading fast.

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