Milan Lucic for James Neal is a win for the Oilers

Ken Holland has been fairly quiet since becoming Oilers general manager, until now. The Edmonton Oilers have traded Milan Lucic and a conditional third-round pick to Calgary for James Neal. The Oilers will retain 12.5 percent of Lucic’s contract ($750,000). The Flames receive a 2020 third-round pick if Neal scores at least 21 goals and…


REPORT: Milan Lucic traded to the Flames for James Neal

Well, it looks like it’s finally happened. The long-awaited divorce between Milan Lucic and the Edmonton Oilers has been completed. The Oilers have reportedly linked up on a deal with their provincial rivals, the Calgary Flames, on a deal to swap Lucic for James Neal. 


At Random: The Waiting Game

The one thing we haven’t had enough of as we find ourselves smack-dab in the middle of the dog days of the NHL off-season is enough articles about what the Edmonton Oilers group of forwards and line combinations might look like next season, so I’m going to write another. Actually, no.


Dissecting the Oilers Forwards

The Oilers need an answer. This summer they signed a lot of bottom-six players to short-term, low-risk contracts and that really complicated a bottom-six that already had a lot of players competing for jobs. I like the idea of competition for bottom-six jobs, it’s what good organizations do on a routine basis, the only issue…


Mr. Lucky

The majority of the roster spots among the Oilers forward group are completely up for grabs and that includes the most coveted spot alongside Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. Zack Kassian had a strong showing late in the season, but with a new coaching staff in place, there is no guarantee that he’ll be back…


The Nation Roundup

Leafs and Marner still far apart; Oilers changing the look of scouting; looking at the Canucks transition and scoring; did the Flames and Jets jerseys get leaked; Sam Bennett’s role is becoming more clear; free agency, hockey parents, Don Cherry and more in this week’s Nation Roundup brought to you by Sumo Jerky.