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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.


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.

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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.

Matchsticks and Gasoline

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...


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.


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.


Making sense of the Milan Lucic and James Neal trade for both sides

Mark Spector, Eric Francis and Ken Reid break down the trade between the Flames and Oilers that sent James Neal to Edmonton and Milan Lucic to Calgary. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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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.

Pension Plan Puppets

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...

On the Forecheck

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...

NHL Pre-season Highlights | Flames vs. Sharks - Sept. 27, 2018

Mark Giordano and James Neal scored for the Calgary Flames as they defeated the San Jose Sharks. ----------------------------------------------

James Neal breaks stick hitting Hellebuyck, Haula scores, Jets challenge and lose

Another challenge for goalie interference as the Vegas Golden Knights score thanks to Erik Haula. James Neal’s stick comes across and it looks like he slashes Connor Hellebuyck, the puck stays loose as Haula jumps on the rebound to score.

Hockey Central at Noon: The referees completely missed Neal’s slash on Hellebuyck

The Hockey Central at Noon go over a wild night of goalie interference and try to figure out how James Neal’s goal against the Winnipeg Jets counted.