The last few days in Oilersnation has turned into Ken Holland Watch and now we’re closer than ever to a contract completion.
Reports from both Darren Dreger and Ryan Rishaug point to Ken Holland becoming the next General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. As you’ve probably noticed, negotiations between Holland and Nicholson have ramped this past week, and now we’re finding out that Holland is informing the Red Wings organization today about his decision.
The paperwork still has to get done. Provided all of that is managed today, expect the Oilers to introduce Holland as the new GM in the next few days. Holland will have autonomy and Nicholson could take on a bigger role as well. https://t.co/xnh9eyu6Rh
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 5, 2019
As you can see above, it’s not official yet, but all signs are pointed towards near completion. With news coming out on Friday that Bob Nicholson had offered Holland complete autonomy of the organization, there was no doubt that Holland would take the job eventually. It was just a matter of time.
Holland expected to get back to Nicholson today with his answer, and indications are he will be willing to accept the job.
— Ryan Rishaug (@TSNRyanRishaug) May 5, 2019
Ken Holland, who has been Detroit’s General Manager for the past 22 years, and who has won three Stanley Cups and made many playoff appearances, will now turn to Edmonton for his latest project. Sure, the Detroit organization has had a rough few seasons as of late, but there’s no doubt Holland has valuable experience that he can bring to our club. I expect the official announcement to come in the next day or so.