Another week is wrapping up and that means a fresh episode of Oilersnation Radio is here to get you set for the long weekend. This week, we look back at the first year under Ken Holland, Ales Hemsky’s retirement announcement, future Hall of Famers, and a whole lot more.
To start off this week’s episode, we looked back at Ales Hemsky’s career as an Oiler now that he’s officially retired from hockey as of this morning. Seeing as Hemmer was one of the few skilled players to watch for a long time, we wanted to spend a few minutes looking back at some of his best moments as an Oiler and what he meant to the franchise. From there, we looked back at Ken Holland’s first year as Edmonton Oilers GM after he was hired last May, and we walked through all of his moves and gave him a grade based on his work over the last 12 months. Sticking with potential roster moves, we looked at the Oilers’ defensive group and tried to figure out what Holland’s top six will look like in 2020-21. From there we jumped into a conversation about the Hockey Hall of Fame and took a few swings at which Oiler players are the most likely to be the next ones to get inducted.
Listen to this week’s podcast below:
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