Oilers: Holland Attempts to Fix a Chiarelli Wrong

Oilers: Holland Attempts to Fix a Chiarelli Wrong

To suggest Peter Chiarelli left the Edmonton Oilers in cap purgatory and with a badly flawed roster would be kind. Ken Holland knew cleaning up said mess was part of the deal when he took the gig as the club’s general manager and that it wasn’t going to be easy. Though he still has plenty of work to do, trading Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames for James Neal was certainly a step in the right direction. Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson) Aft

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2019-07-20

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NHL commentators with rave reviews for Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland on Milan Lucic trade

NHL commentators with rave reviews for Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland on Milan Lucic trade

It's been some time since NHL pundits loved anything about the Edmonton Oilers, but they're loving the trade that GM Ken Holland just pulled off, moving Milan Lucic, a conditional third round pick and $500,000 per year in retained salary overall for winger James Neal. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-07-20

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James Neal: Year-By-Year

After weeks of speculation, Ken Holland finally convinced the Flames to take @Milan Lucic off his hands. Lucic heads to Calgary in exchange for @James Neal while the Oilers also give up a conditional 3rd round pick in 2020 and will be retaining 12.5% of Lucic’s contract. By all accounts Neal has been training extremely hard this off-season and will be coming to camp with his eyes set on a top six spot, likely next to Nugent-Hopkins on the Oilers second line. Prior to this past season, Neal

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-07-20

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A BRAND NEW DAY

A BRAND NEW DAY

Yesterday I wrote the following: “Holland needs a third-line center and a scoring winger. He isn’t done. Right?” and a few hours later the Edmonton Oilers had a sniper. What’s more, the secondary pieces of the trade are completely reasonable and Holland dealt away a monstrosity of a contract plus helped the coming expansion draft list. Oilers fans, after years of experiencing acid reflux after trades, weren’t quite sure what to do as we headed to press. THE ATHLETIC! The Athlet

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-07-20

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NHL Trade Analysis: James Neal Traded for Milan Lucic

NHL Trade Analysis:  James Neal Traded for Milan Lucic

The James Neal for Milan Lucic trade illustrated one thing. Friday afternoons in the dead of summer can get busy after all. This is what makes the summer exciting sometimes. Let’s dig in. What Milan Lucic means for the Calgary Flames Alas, Lucic can still provide a physical element which is vital for fourth lines in the NHL. For $6 million AAV, that is costly but there are other aspects of his game that could be unearthed again. Lucic gives a net-front presence on the man advantage. If one do

Source: My NHL Trade Rumors
Date: 2019-07-20

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JONES: Oilers send struggling winger to Calgary, get one in return

JONES: Oilers send struggling winger to Calgary, get one in return

Back when Ken Holland took the job as Edmonton Oilers general manager, everybody in town knew what was on his ‘To Do’ list. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-07-20

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Now that the Milan Lucic-James Neal trade is complete, we can tell you how the deal eventually came about

Now that the Milan Lucic-James Neal trade is complete, we can tell you how the deal eventually came about

Shortly after the Milan Lucic-James Neal trade was made on Friday afternoon, Oilers color commentator and Oilers Now host Bob Stauffer Tweeted out this mercurial statement: Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-07-20

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Oilers GM Ken Holland sheds light on acquiring James Neal

Oilers GM Ken Holland sheds light on acquiring James Neal

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-07-20

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Making sense of the Milan Lucic and James Neal trade for both sides

Making sense of the Milan Lucic and James Neal trade for both sides

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Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-07-20

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Jim Matheson: There aren’t many Battle of Alberta trades

Jim Matheson: There aren’t many Battle of Alberta trades

In the bad old days, any Battle of Alberta tradewinds talk was fiercely off-limits but this is a new climate so Milan Lucic is going to Calgary for James Neal. Read More

Source: The Edmonton Sun
Date: 2019-07-20

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