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Last Word on Hockey Aug 13, 2019
2019-20 Team Point Projections: Real Hockey Talk Podcast #9

2019-20 Team Point Projections: Real Hockey Talk Podcast #9

This week's show was broadcast from Streets of New York in Surprise, AZ. Along with Dave Isaac, Greg Isaac, and William Grigsby from lastwordonhockey.com this is podcast #9 for your listening pleasure. 2019-20 Team Point Projections: Real Hockey Talk Podcast #9 What Have I Learned Greg's contribution to our weekly "what have I learned" feature brings up that Johnny Gaudreau feels the Calgary Flames will be a much better team with Milan Lucic and Cam Talbot. Will Lucic be able to score more than six goals as he did last season? Will Talbot be able to step in and back up David Rittich in...
The Hockey Writers Aug 10, 2019

Oilers Priority Should Be Trading Nugent-Hopkins

The Edmonton Oilers priority should be to trade Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. They managed to clear out the unbreakable contract of Milan Lucic in a lateral move earlier in the offseason, but they’d be wise to keep going. Nugent-Hopkins’ value will likely never be higher for the Oilers than it is right now. He’s coming off a […] The post Oilers Priority Should Be Trading Nugent-Hopkins appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca Aug 1, 2019
Flames’ Lucic says he put too much pressure on himself with Oilers

Flames’ Lucic says he put too much pressure on himself with Oilers

Milan Lucic couldn’t fathom the idea of being traded to an in-province rival, but that’s exactly what happened earlier this summer. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
The Hockey Writers Jul 23, 2019

Neal Swapped for Lucic in Bizarre Alberta Trade

James Neal will no longer be a Calgary Flame. Flames general manager Brad Treliving and his Oilers counterpart Ken Holland agreed to a rather confusing trade on Friday, swapping Neal for Milan Lucic and a third-round conditional pick. More confusing to Flames fans is the fact that Edmonton is only retaining 12.5% of Lucic’s $6 […] The post Neal Swapped for Lucic in Bizarre Alberta Trade appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Jul 23, 2019

3 Reasons the Flames Won the Lucic Trade

By any objective measure, the Calgary Flames gave up the better player when they traded James Neal to the Edmonton Oilers for Milan Lucic. The Flames could still end up winning this trade, though. The history of trades between the two rivals is brief, for good reason. Furthermore, the few trades that they’ve made have […] The post 3 Reasons the Flames Won the Lucic Trade appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Sportsnet.ca Jul 23, 2019
Is James Neal or Milan Lucic more likely to provide spark to new team?

Is James Neal or Milan Lucic more likely to provide spark to new team?

Are both James Neal and Milan Lucic completely washed? Andrew Berkshire breaks down the trade potential for both the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Jul 22, 2019
How Flames legend Iginla helped sell Lucic on trade to Calgary

How Flames legend Iginla helped sell Lucic on trade to Calgary

Calgary Flames legend Jarome Iginla, who is the franchise’s leader in goals and points, dished out another assist for the club ⁠— depending on your perspective of the Milan Lucic for James Neal trade ⁠— last week. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
10 Thoughts on the Lucic-Neal Trade

10 Thoughts on the Lucic-Neal Trade

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports The ramifications of a rare trade between Alberta rivals The Calgary Flames and Edmonton Oilers sent shockwaves across the hockey world and all of Alberta on Friday afternoon when the teams swapped Milan Lucic for James Neal. Edmonton retained $750,000 of money on Lucic, and included a conditional third round pick in the deal. Here are ten thoughts I had regarding the trade: 1. Calgary gets Tougher/Grittier I’d like to note that I’ve never been someone who has wanted grit for the sake of grit. With that being said, the Flames have been a team that has...
Sportsnet.ca Jul 22, 2019
Can Lucic bring the toughness that Flames need next season?

Can Lucic bring the toughness that Flames need next season?

NHL insider Eric Francis discusses the Milan Lucic, James Neal trade and breaks down what impact Lucic can have on the Flames from a physicality standpoint. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Silver Seven Jul 22, 2019
News and Notes: Weekend Round-up

News and Notes: Weekend Round-up

Photo by Richard A. Whittaker/Icon Sportswire via Some Minor Happenings Around the League We are officially in the dog days of summer my friends, about as far from the end of the play-offs as we are from the start of the regular season. There were a few odds and ends that popped up over the weekend, however: On Friday, the Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames swapped some bad contracts in the form of Milan Lucic and James Neal. Edmonton will retain 12.5% of Lucic’s contract, and Calgary also gets a conditional 3rd round pick in 2020 for their troubles. Neal and Lucic’s contracts are...
The Hockey Writers Jul 20, 2019

James Neal Will Have a Big Impact on the Oilers

I must say that the Edmonton Oilers have won back a few fans by finally trading away disgruntled agitator Milan Lucic to the Calgary Flames for forward James Neal. I would personally venture to say that this deal executed by general manager Ken Holland is the biggest trade victory Edmonton has had since receiving forward […] The post James Neal Will Have a Big Impact on the Oilers appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Hockey Writers Jul 20, 2019

NHL Rumors: Gillis, Flames, Rangers, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news that former Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis would like to return to the NHL, the Calgary Flames may have been looking elsewhere before going with Milan Lucic and the New York Rangers now have no choice but to start shedding salary after signing Jacob Trouba. Finally, will […] The post NHL Rumors: Gillis, Flames, Rangers, More appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
On the Forecheck Jul 20, 2019
Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Conditional Comedy

Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Conditional Comedy

Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports Trades, signings, events! It’s almost like it’s not the middle of the summer, except that it definitely still is. Nashville Predators News & Notes Little Skates, Big Hustle: Nashville Predators’ Youth Hockey Initiatives | On the ForecheckAnn brings us up to date on some of the work the possible future draft picks of the next decade or two are up to right now. Other News & Notes Flames, Oilers hoping problem wingers can rekindle lost form | Sportsnet.caThe conditional pick in the trade of James Neal for Milan Lucic is hilarious. The Flames will get a...
Pension Plan Puppets Jul 20, 2019
Weekend FTB: Milan Lucic for James Neal

Weekend FTB: Milan Lucic for James Neal

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 10: Milan Lucic #27 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against Curtis McElhinney #35 and Ron Hainsey #2 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period at the Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. | Photo by Mark Blinch/NHLI via Why do Edmonton and Calgary think each other can solve their problems? Welcome to the weekend! We actually have something to talk about this time, the Milan Lucic for James Neal trade. TRADE:To Calgary #Flames:F Milan Lucic (12.5% retained)2020 3rd RD pick (EDM)*To Edmonton #Oilers:F James Neal* conditional...
Sportsnet.ca Jul 19, 2019
Oilers GM Ken Holland sheds light on acquiring James Neal

Oilers GM Ken Holland sheds light on acquiring James Neal

Oilers general manager Ken Holland addresses the Milan Lucic and James Neal trade and what they’re hoping for from Neal. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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