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Looks Like A Milan Lucic/James Neal Swap Could Happen

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added 7:35pm, Trade is official...

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  Tags: james+neal, milan+lucic



Neal would appear to have the better chance of bouncing back and producing. Flames better make sure they get some favorable terms because Lucic ain’t worth much to their roster.

Posted by evileye on 07/19/19 at 04:45 PM ET


I bet Oiler fans are enjoying having a GM.

Posted by howeandhowe from Seattle on 07/19/19 at 05:20 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

So Kenny found a way to unload the Lucic contract, but not Abby,Helm, or Erricson…. shut eye

Posted by Down River Dan on 07/19/19 at 05:56 PM ET


If this trade goes through Ken Holland will have made more hockey trades in three months as Edmonton’s GM than he made in the last fifteen years as Detroit’s GM.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/19/19 at 05:59 PM ET

Paul's avatar

via the Flames,

The Calgary Flames announced today that they have acquired forward Milan Lucic from the Edmonton Oilers along with a conditional third round pick in the 2020 NHL Draft in exchange for forward James Neal. Edmonton will also retain a portion (12.5%) of Lucic’s remaining contract.

Lucic, a 31-year-old native of Vancouver, BC is a veteran of 890 career games with Boston, Los Angeles and Edmonton. He has scored 198 goals and 303 assists for 501 points along with 1072 penalty minutes during his 12-year NHL career. He has skated in 114 playoff games netting 28 goals and 42 assists for 70 points and 179 penalty minutes and won the 2011 Stanley Cup as a member of the Boston Bruins. A year after being drafted in the third round (50th overall) in the 2006 NHL Draft by Boston, Lucic was named tournament MVP as his Vancouver Giants captured the 2007 Memorial Cup Championship.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/19/19 at 07:37 PM ET

ilovehomers's avatar

Holland has now made more hockey trades than Yzerman in their respective new roles.

Posted by ilovehomers on 07/19/19 at 07:48 PM ET

TreKronor's avatar

Honestly a great trade for Edmonton. I don’t really understand Calgarys stance here. Neal should easily be a 20 plus goal scorer. Maybe 25.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/20/19 at 10:55 AM ET

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