Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland did some shrewd negotiating in summer deals

Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland did some shrewd negotiating in summer deals

It looks like Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland threw his dimes and quarters around like manhole covers this summer, driving some excellent bargains in most of his recent signings. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-07-22

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Darnell Nurse and his next contract

One of the biggest storylines this season is going to surround Darnell Nurse. The 24-year-old rearguard had his best season in the NHL last year scoring a career-high 41 points in 82 games while playing a career-high 23:49 a night. And at the end of this season, he’s going to be due a new contract as an RFA with arbitration rights. It’s going to be an important storyline to follow because he could be due for a big raise beyond the $3.2-million he’s being paid. Not only because he’s beg

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-07-21

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Dear Jesse…

Dear Jesse, I know you probably won’t see this. But that’s okay, I wanted to write to you anyways. It’s been a while since you said you weren’t coming back to Edmonton. It’s been a tough time for me. I’m losing lots of sleep over it. You see, when you came to Edmonton we had such high hopes for you. 4th overall. A Finnish national star. A point-producing machine overseas. A pizza lover. A future star in the NHL. You still have time, Jesse. You’re hardly over 21-years-old and I ge

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-07-21

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Does the James Neal acquisition impact Oilers’ prospects in 2019-20?

Tyler Benson and Cooper Marody's NHL chances might have been affected by the Neal trade, but they could see time with the Oilers this year.

Source: The Athletic
Date: 2019-07-21

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The Fit

It’s not surprising that @James Neal and @Milan Lucic have been accentuating the positive since being swapped for each other by the @Edmonton Oilers and @Calgary Flames. Did anybody expect them not to stress the silver lining in finding a new place to play after Ken Holland and Jim Treliving swapped underachievers? That said, what we’ve been hearing from Neal and Lucic, who waived his NMC to move down the highway to Cowtown, sounds like more than spin to me. Lucic leaves a situation where,

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2019-07-21

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Rainbow Stew

Since Ken Holland entered the halls of power at Rogers Place, he’s done what he said he would do and “the plan” is coming into view. I have returned to this Holland interview by Daniel Nugent-Bowman many times over these last weeks, it’s basically a road map for all that has happened in the weeks since the conversation. Holland told Daniel he thought 97, 29 and 93 were part of the top-six forwards, otherwise you’re wasting someone. He said Tyler Benson played “really good” i

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2019-07-21

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Diary of James Neal's lost season in Calgary, but hope for Edmonton Oilers rebound

Diary of James Neal's lost season in Calgary, but hope for Edmonton Oilers rebound

When it comes to a bad NHL season, James Neal's 2018-19 campaign with the Calgary Flames could be Exhibit A. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-07-21

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The Edmonton Oilers suddenly have a new-look Top-6 after the Milan Lucic-for-James Neal trade: 9 Things

The Edmonton Oilers suddenly have a new-look Top-6 after the Milan Lucic-for-James Neal trade: 9 Things

The Edmonton Oilers roster is nearing the finished product. Read More

Source: Edmonton Journal
Date: 2019-07-21

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James Neal Will Have a Big Impact on the Oilers

James Neal Will Have a Big Impact on the Oilers

I must say that the Edmonton Oilers have won back a few fans by finally trading away disgruntled agitator Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames for forward James Neal. I would personally venture to say that this deal executed by general manager Ken Holland is the biggest trade victory Edmonton has had since receiving forward David Perron from the St. Louis Blues in 2013. Though the Perron acquisition wasn’t a sure win for the Oil at first glance six years and 50 organizational trades ago (

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

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Oilers’ James Neal on Flames struggles, training with McDavid, new teammates

Oilers’ James Neal on Flames struggles, training with McDavid, new teammates

For Oilers GM Ken Holland, acquiring James Neal was a deal he made by the book. The National Hockey League’s Guide and Record Book. “The Guide and Record Book says that James Neal scores goals,” began Holland, the morning after he’d made the most significant change in his new gig, shipping out Milan Lucic and bringing in Neal. “I know, he had a bad year last year. What’s the Guide and Record Book going to say four years from now? I don’t know. “But I look at what we have down th

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2019-07-20

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