We asked our readers to rate Craig MacTavish's performance as Oilers' General Manager so far. Before doing so, however, we asked our panel of writers to do the same. The results are below.
The question we asked was as follows:
"Rate each Craig MacTavish move on the quality of player for the intended role on a scale from -2 to +2 and the deal made to acquire the player on a scale from -2 to +2. Remember, the first question judges the quality of the player for his intended role only, and the second question judges the quality of the deal in your mind. Do your best to rate each deal at the time it occurred, without the benefit of hindsight."
The quality of the player acquired lies on the x-axis, the quality of the deal MacTavish made to acquire the player lies on the y-axis. The trackline traces the chronological plot, beginning with Anton Belov's signing, highlighted in green, ending with the Ben Scrivens trade to the bottom left. The plot points are the average value, based on the system above, assigned by the writing staff here.
Our writers judged MacTavish to have peaked on the opening day of unrestricted free agency with the Jason Labarbera deal and bottomed out with the Matt Hendricks trade, ticking up slightly by acquiring Ben Scrivens. If our writing staff is correct, that means Craig MacTavish has made the team progressively worse since signing Labarbera.