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Ken Holland Gets Called Out After a Horrendous Goaltender Signing by Oilers Reporter


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Skyler Walker
November 8, 2023  (12:22)
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Ken Holland Faces Criticism for Goaltending Decision

Edmonton Oilers General Manager Ken Holland finds himself under scrutiny from several NHL reporters, including the Oilers' own reporter, Mark Spector. The focus of this criticism is Holland's decision in the summer of 2022 to sign goaltender Jack Campbell, a move that is now widely considered a questionable choice.

A Dubious Decision

Holland's choice to sign Campbell, a five-year, $25 million contract, has raised eyebrows and is now being viewed as a significant misstep. The critical consensus is that Campbell's mental game and performance did not align with the high expectations set by the contract.
While faced with a limited pool of available goaltenders, Holland's decision to sign Campbell over other viable options is being questioned. This includes Ville Husso, who joined Detroit, and Darcy Kuemper, who opted for Washington, D.C, who have both easily solidified their presence in the NHL as a starting goaltender.
The aftermath of this decision sees Campbell on waivers, leaving doubts about his future in an Oilers jersey. The criticism directed at Holland highlights the importance of goaltending decisions and their impact on a team's success.
Holland's recent goaltending gamble serves as a stark contrast to his otherwise commendable five-year tenure as the Oilers' General Manager.
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