•   
  •   
  •   

Sports Where will Milan Lucic end up next year? One destination stands out

18:06  14 june  2018
18:06  14 june  2018 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

The pros and the cons of trading away Edmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom

  The pros and the cons of trading away Edmonton Oilers defenceman Oscar Klefbom Edmonton Oilers insider Bob Stauffer has been pushing the notion that if the team is going to make changes this summer, it will be in the form of a “contract for contract” transaction, with the Oilers moving out a player “with term” on his contract. The leads me to speculate that Oscar Klefbom is on […]Edmonton Oilers insider Bob Stauffer has been pushing the notion that if the team is going to make changes this summer, it will be in the form of a “contract for contract” transaction, with the Oilers moving out a player “with term” on his contract.

Where will Milan Lucic end up next year ? One destination stands out .

If I had to bet, Lucic will be back on the Edmonton Oilers next year We’ve had more than a week now of trade rumours about Milan Lucic and a few things have come clear: a) that Lucic asked for a One destination stands out . 13 NHL Awards Takeaways: McDavid makes promise to Edmonton.

040818-20180408DB012.JPG© David Bloom 040818-20180408DB012.JPG

We’ve had more than a week now of trade rumours about Milan Lucic and a few things have come clear: a) that Lucic asked for a trade for family reasons, but he’s not demanding one, nor is he in any position to demand one, and it’s evident he understands the Edmonton Oilers may not be able to accommodate him this summer, b) that the Oilers are confident Lucic can be moved without swallowing too much of a poison pill, largely based on a combination of hope that Lucic can rebound and because of his reputation for being an intimidating physical force and c) that despite the forces aligning that would see Lucic move out, the insiders closest the team are talking about Lucic returning to the Oilers next year.

Could The Oilers Actually Trade Milan Lucic?

  Could The Oilers Actually Trade Milan Lucic? (heavy breathing) Yesterday I wrote about how Milan Lucic needs to have a bounce-back season for the Edmonton Oilers in 2018-19. Today, there’s some talk that the Oilers might actually be looking at moving the left winger who has term and salary, which, I’ve got to be honest, I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around. Lucic comes with term (five more years) and a lot of cap hit (6MM a year). There’s that pesky no-movement clause that the Oilers will have to work around as well. Add to the mix that Milan Lucic had (by just about anyone’s standards) a bad season last year. and moving him seems like an unlikely scenario. Or is it? My understanding, and the reason that Milan Lucic is on our (trade) list is because, from my understanding they’re trying and talking to teams about potentially taking another contract back even if that means sweetening the pot with a pick or some other roster player in order to make it happen. They are pushing, or at least doing their due diligence and working to try and move on from Milan Lucic if they can. (Frank Seravalli, The Lowdown with Lowetide) Well hellooooo there. NO OFFER IS TOO RIDICULOUS! I’m not suggesting that the Oilers trade Milan Lucic at all costs, but I am suggesting that the Oilers try to trade him atmost costs. He just turned 30 years of age today, he’s got five more years on his deal at six million per year. He scored 34 points last year.

Where will Milan Lucic end up next year ? One destination stands out | Edmonton Journal. Jun 14, 2018 10:40 AM - 1 month, 3 weeks, 2 days, 12 hours, 21 minutes, 32 seconds ago. montrealgazette.com.

Where will Milan Lucic end up next year ? One destination stands out . If I had to bet, Lucic will be back on the Edmonton Oilers next yearWe’ve had more than a week now of trade rumours about Milan Lucic and a few things have come clear: a) that Lucic asked for… → Read More.

Let’s deal first with Lucic’s desire to leave, where Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman had this to say on Vancouver radio: “I think he wants to get out of Canada. I don’t think he wants to play here anymore. I think that’s another situation where the wife has seen how much heat the player has taken, I think, and isn’t always comfortable with that.”

As for the insiders talking about Lucic’s return being a real possibility, that’s been the consistent talk from commentators like Bob Stauffer, Mark Spector, Ryan Rishaug and Jason Gregor, who have all stressed the notion that Lucic could well have a rebound year in Edmonton.

The clearest comment about Lucic coming back came from Sportsnet game analyst Drew Remenda, who is close to the coaching staff. Remenda was on Oilers Now last week and described in detail why he thinks Lucic can rebound with the Oilers, spelling out the plan that is in place:

Could The Oilers Actually Trade Milan Lucic?

  Could The Oilers Actually Trade Milan Lucic? (heavy breathing) Yesterday I wrote about how Milan Lucic needs to have a bounce-back season for the Edmonton Oilers in 2018-19. Today, there’s some talk that the Oilers might actually be looking at moving the left winger who has term and salary, which, I’ve got to be honest, I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around. Lucic comes with term (five more years) and a lot of cap hit (6MM a year). There’s that pesky no-movement clause that the Oilers will have to work around as well. Add to the mix that Milan Lucic had (by just about anyone’s standards) a bad season last year. and moving him seems like an unlikely scenario. Or is it? My understanding, and the reason that Milan Lucic is on our (trade) list is because, from my understanding they’re trying and talking to teams about potentially taking another contract back even if that means sweetening the pot with a pick or some other roster player in order to make it happen. They are pushing, or at least doing their due diligence and working to try and move on from Milan Lucic if they can. (Frank Seravalli, The Lowdown with Lowetide) Well hellooooo there. NO OFFER IS TOO RIDICULOUS! I’m not suggesting that the Oilers trade Milan Lucic at all costs, but I am suggesting that the Oilers try to trade him atmost costs. He just turned 30 years of age today, he’s got five more years on his deal at six million per year. He scored 34 points last year.

It also has the final game during the handshake line where Lucic had some not so nice words for Briere mic'd up during handshake line - Продолжительность: 2:01 NHL 390 251 просмотр. Milan Lucic - The Beast - Продолжительность: 9:23 Brady McClelland 93 819 просмотров.

The 30- year -old Lucic had 34 points without missing a game, including only 10 goals. I don't know where he ends up . - Hurricanes shopping Jeff Skinner; here's why Dallas Stars make sense as a destination -- Milan Lucic wants out of Edmonton.

“First off, Milan is the poster boy for you can’t judge a book by its cover,” Remenda said. “We look at Milan and we see the big, hulking brooding guy who can hulk smash, but he’s more Dr. Banner than he is the Incredible Hulk. He’s a sensitive guy. He’s a smart guy. He’s a guy when you talk to him he’s more than #27 Milan Lucic going up and down the wing. He cares about his team. He cares about his teammates. And he cares about his legacy as a hockey player. And the legacy until last year was: he’s a power forward, he’s won a Stanley Cup, he’s a guy that ‘s going to help you you win, he’s what you want on a hockey team and he’s what you want in a hockey player. But you’re right, the year was frustrating for him because he just couldn’t get things done, he just couldn’t keep up to the speed of the game, and it looked like it was kind of passing him by and the fact that he didn’t have any production …

“That was the worst year of his career. But he’s got to get faster. And people say, ‘He needs to lose weight.’ No, he doesn’t. He’s not a fat guy.  He’s not out of shape. He’s in good condition. He’s just a big, big man. So knowing the coaching staff of the Oilers, and knowing the great strength and conditioning staff, Chad Drummond, that he is, I know they’ve already got him working on becoming more powerful, becoming quicker. Now there’s no way he’s going to become Connor McDavid quick. He’s not going to be Usain Bolt down the 100 metre quick. He needs to get two, three steps quicker and you can do that.”

How to fix the Edmonton Oilers woeful power play in one obvious step

  How to fix the Edmonton Oilers woeful power play in one obvious step When it comes to what went wrong with the Edmonton Oilers in 2017-18, everyone knows that a big problem was the power play. It dropped from being one of the most deadly power plays in the National Hockey League to being one of the least deadly. But what exactly went wrong? Simply put, the coaches […]When it comes to what went wrong with the Edmonton Oilers in 2017-18, everyone knows that a big problem was the power play.

Milan Lucic -22 points. I wouldn’t be shocked if Lucic begins the season in the top six and on the I ’m confident in saying that five forwards will end up finishing with more than 40-points which means two of Reider, Lucic , Rattie or The first year of his ELC will be “burned” no matter where he plays.

Up next . Dalton Prout vs Milan Lucic Nov 3, 2017 - Duration: 1 :27. hockeyfights.com 215,805 views. Milan Lucic hits Mark Stuart then Dustin Byfuglien drops Lucic {Dual-Feed} - Duration: 1 :15.

Remenda said Lucic could get in a 12 week program to do this, that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl did this. “You can develop power and you can develop quickness and Milan has got all the coaching and all the resources that he needs to do that, and I believe because he’s a proud guy, because he cares about his legacy and about being considered by his teammates valuable to his team, he’ll be working on that and he’ll come back trying to be quicker.

“If Milan is on the ice physically feeling better, feeling faster, feeling like he can keep up and creating that space and creating a little bit of success on the ice early, that will lead to a better emotional and physical state. It just will. Because he wants to contribute. He wants to be better. And it definitely played on his pride and played on his emotions that he wasn’t able to do that.”

Remenda said that Lucic can bounce back. “Give me an athlete with something to prove. Look at the Vegas Golden Knights. Give me an athlete with something to prove and I’ll take him all day long, I’ll take his want and his desire and use that for him.”

Chiarelli: Oilers willing to move 10th overall draft pick .
The Edmonton Oilers are open for business ahead of Friday’s NHL Draft, with general manager Peter Chiarelli saying he’s willing to part with the 10th overall pick. The post Chiarelli: Oilers willing to move 10th overall draft pick appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.The Edmonton Oilers are open for business ahead of Friday’s NHL Draft, with general manager Peter Chiarelli saying he’s willing to part with the 10th overall pick.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!