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4 hours ago, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

Will be interesting to see how much of Lucic's salary Holland is retaining. Not sure how much this makes sense for Calgary... trading with your biggest rival as well.
That said, If Holland retains a lot of salary and Neal doesn't tun things around... he may have just compounded an already bad problem.

As per TSN

A pair of forwards are switching allegiances in the Battle of Alberta. The Edmonton Oilers have traded Milan Lucic and a conditional third-round pick in 2020 to the Calgary Flames for James Neal. The Oilers will retain 12.5 per cent of Lucic's $6 million salary, worth $750,000.

On the HOF boards (at least first few pages), Edmonton fans seem pretty pumped, Calgary fans seem pretty pissed.

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4 minutes ago, kliq said:

As per TSN

A pair of forwards are switching allegiances in the Battle of Alberta. The Edmonton Oilers have traded Milan Lucic and a conditional third-round pick in 2020 to the Calgary Flames for James Neal. The Oilers will retain 12.5 per cent of Lucic's $6 million salary, worth $750,000.

On the HOF boards (at least first few pages), Edmonton fans seem pretty pumped, Calgary fans seem pretty pissed.

Lucic is old news

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Red Wings have had varying degrees of bad contracts (Nielsen, Abdelkader, Ericsson, Daley) on the books for the past several years. Holland doesn't do a damn thing to get rid of any of them. Goes to Edmonton and immediately trades the worst contract in the NHL. I think this once again proves that there are no untradeable players / contracts. Also, Holland did show too much loyalty to some underperforming players. I'm hoping this is one area that changes under Yzerman...

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2 hours ago, krsmith17 said:

Red Wings have had varying degrees of bad contracts (Nielsen, Abdelkader, Ericsson, Daley) on the books for the past several years. Holland doesn't do a damn thing to get rid of any of them. Goes to Edmonton and immediately trades the worst contract in the NHL. I think this once again proves that there are no untradeable players / contracts. Also, Holland did show too much loyalty to some underperforming players. I'm hoping this is one area that changes under Yzerman...

100 agree.

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2 hours ago, krsmith17 said:

Red Wings have had varying degrees of bad contracts (Nielsen, Abdelkader, Ericsson, Daley) on the books for the past several years. Holland doesn't do a damn thing to get rid of any of them. Goes to Edmonton and immediately trades the worst contract in the NHL. I think this once again proves that there are no untradeable players / contracts. Also, Holland did show too much loyalty to some underperforming players. I'm hoping this is one area that changes under Yzerman...

This isn't a defense of Holland, but rather an observation. I do think that it is much easier to trade a player if you just walked in to become GM, opposed to trading a player that you personally signed, and quite possibly said things like "we want you to finish your career as a Wing" to. Not that Holland said that, but I have to think that things like that have to factor in on your decision making. Also, in Edmonton they are in win-now mode with McDavid, here we were re-building where I'm sure the urgency to move a contract like that was significantly less.

With that said, I agree with your point. Yzerman coming in means he has no emotional ties to any player, and that's probably a good thing.

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On 7/20/2019 at 11:24 AM, kliq said:

This isn't a defense of Holland, but rather an observation. I do think that it is much easier to trade a player if you just walked in to become GM, opposed to trading a player that you personally signed, and quite possibly said things like "we want you to finish your career as a Wing" to. Not that Holland said that, but I have to think that things like that have to factor in on your decision making. Also, in Edmonton they are in win-now mode with McDavid, here we were re-building where I'm sure the urgency to move a contract like that was significantly less.

With that said, I agree with your point. Yzerman coming in means he has no emotional ties to any player, and that's probably a good thing.

Except Val Filppula, Yzerman loves him some Val Filppula. 

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Doesnt matter. Stevie has big plans. Hes not signing anyone past 2 years when a large majority of contracts are up. Hes planning a proper overhaul. Were going to be a dynasty again. All the anti yzerman people are going to choke on their words... 

 

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