Ken Holland made another a massive mistake, and it will cost the Oilers

Published December 10, 2023 at 2:45 PM
BY RYAN
     
When general manager Ken Holland looked over his roster this past summer, he felt adding some scoring depth would improve the team and give them a better chance this season. Holland decided to sign Connor McDavid's former linemate Connor Brown.

Holland was hoping to recapture the magic they had during their time with the Erie Otters. Coupled with the hiring of their former coach Kris Knoblauch it was expected throughout the season they would catch fire.

It's been nothing short of a disaster for Connor Brown as an Oiler which makes Holland's decision making questionable at best and have hurt the Oilers in cap space.




Last season, Brown was playing for the Washington Capitals and was suffering from a major injury that kept him out for the remainder of the season. You would think this would be a red flag for Holland to take a second or third look at him ?

What little offensive threat he was is completely gone according to andyroano.com. Once touted as a great two-way player, is certainly in the past as his defensive numbers are brutal.

Since the Oilers structured his contract based on a 10-game provision, the Oilers are now holding a $3.225 million cap penalty next season as this was a signing bonus to put him at 4 million per year.

If Holland decides to leave the organization or be fired, this will be the worst parting gift.
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Ken Holland made another a massive mistake, and it will cost the Oilers

What should the Oilers do with Connor Brown?

Nothing, play him out26155.4 %
Trade him for anything16234.4 %
Buy him out.4810.2 %
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