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Elliotte Friedman With Advice For Ken Holland

from David Staples of the Edmonton Journal,

On Oilers Now, host Bob Stauffer put it to the Friedman that if the Oilers were to lose Evander Kane to free agency it might be a good idea to trade for Montreal’s Josh Anderson, a big forward who can skate and provide a physical impetus.

Anderson, 28, is 6-foot, 3-inches, 230-pounds and had 19 goals in 69 games last year, with five years left on a deal that pays him $5.5 million per.

Friedman said teams asked about Anderson at the last trading deadline but the Habs were asking a lot.

Friedman then posited it would be better for the Oilers to try to sign Kane than to trade for Anderson, as Edmonton does not have a ton of picks to trade away.

It was then that Friedman gave the single best piece of advice that Holland is likely to hear in the next few weeks:

“There’s going to be a ton of players available this summer. I think there’s going to be some free agents who get squeezed. I think you guys should be looking hard at those kinds of fits. There’s going to be good fits out there for players who may get squeezed, or teams need to get some positions. If I’m the Oilers, like, good players should want to come and play with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl, especially after these playoffs, and if I were you guys I’d be identifying those players rather than chasing after other guys by trade.”

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Re-signing Kane is bad advice.

Posted by GMoney on 06/14/22 at 10:06 AM ET

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Another Summer of Ken.

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/14/22 at 12:55 PM ET

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Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 06/14/22 at 12:55 PM ET

In today’s “that aged well…”

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 06/14/22 at 01:34 PM ET

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