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A Good Day For The Edmonton Oilers

from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,

So, did Ken Holland succeed?

Finally having some salary cap space to work with, on one of the most important days in Edmonton Oilers history, was he able to make his hockey club significantly better?

Was he able to transform his team into a Stanley Cup contender going forward with the Connor McDavid-Leon Draisaitl window officially now wide open?

Are the Oilers now better?

Yes. Absolutely. Definitely.

Good enough to go for it?

Maybe. Possibly. Maybe even probably. But not absolutely. And definitely not definitely.

It’ll take 82 games and at least a month into the playoffs to prove it. But you have to give Holland credit. While he managed to make many Edmonton fans furious with the decision to trade an exceptionally popular player and First Nations role model, Ethan Bear, he had a pretty good day.

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