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A New Start For Milan Lucic

from Sportsnet,

Milan Lucic couldn’t fathom the idea of being traded to an in-province rival, but that’s exactly what happened earlier this summer when the Edmonton Oilers sent the power forward to the Calgary Flames for James Neal.

After consulting with those closest to him, including his wife, agent, plus several former teammates such as retired Flames captain Jarome Iginla, Lucic agreed to the move and is now optimistic about the upcoming 2019-20 season.

“I think the main thing for me was just getting a fresh start,” Lucic told Sportsnet 960 Thursday.

“Coming to a good team, a veteran team, a team that took a big step in the right direction last year, for myself, it’s just coming in and just helping. I’m not coming in looking to be some saviour or anything like that. I don’t think it was like that going into Edmonton as well, but in Edmonton I think I put a little too much pressure on myself to be this leader, power forward, goal scorer, all this type of stuff. I think I put too much on my plate, too much for me to handle.”

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