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.
Rather than spending all of his cap room to get one bonafide top-six winger, Ken Holland opted to buy himself multiple scratch tickets for the 2019-20 season. It would have been nice to acquire a sure thing to inject into one of the top two lines, but I don’t mind Holland’s logic of staying away…
Ken Holland has dipped into the bargain bin, inking former Arizona Coyote and Pittsburgh Penguin Josh Archibald to a one-year contract.
Ken Holland has taken a conservative approach in his first summer as the general manager of the Edmonton Oilers. There’s still time left for him to change the roster, but rather than talking about what he has done, hasn’t done, or might do, let’s look at what everybody else in the Pacific Division has been…
Ken Holland has dipped into a familiar well to add to his staff, hiring two former Detroit Red Wings staffers to join the Oilers scouting department.
How things can change in one year. Last July, we were talking about Ty Rattie being a breakout candidate on Connor McDavid’s wing. Fast forward a year and Rattie is headed to the KHL.
Ken Holland took a fairly conservative approach on his first-ever Free Agent Frenzy day as general manager of the Edmonton Oilers. He filled the role of backup goalie with veteran Mike Smith, brought back a familiar face in Alex Chiasson, and a took a flyer on one of his old Red Wings prospects in Tomas…
This shouldn’t come as a major surprise, but the Oilers have already inked their 2019 top pick Philip Broberg to an entry-level deal.
The Oilers had a fairly quiet first day of free agency on Canada Day, but don’t expect Ken Holland is packing it up for the summer just yet. There are still holes on the Oilers’ roster, particularly up front, left to fill with players who fall through the cracks.
Ken Holland is diving into the bargain bin, adding a familiar face in Tomas Jurco to a one-year contract. The deal will apparently be a shade over the league minimum at $750k.
It’s the eve of Free Agent Frenzy. Well, sort of. With the reality of the NHL’s talking period before July 1, the element of surprise isn’t what it used to be. We’ve seen a handful of contracts already spill out on Twitter as teams and players come to terms prior to free agency starting.
It isn’t July 1st just yet, but we’re already seeing some tentative free agent signings begin to flood in. According to Frank Seravalli, the Oilers will be inking veteran goalie Mike Smith to form a goaltending tandem with Mikko Koskinen next year.