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Massive indictment against Ken Holland is on full display

Published December 26, 2023 at 6:47 PM
With the IIHF's annual World Juniors tournament beginning today, and with the NHL on holiday break, many hockey fans around the world dial into the World Juniors tournament. Fans cheer for their country to win games, but also watch their favourite team's prospect closely.

If you're an Edmonton Oilers fan looking to watch the World Juniors, you're likely going to have to solely focus on Team Canada, because the Oilers are one of only two NHL teams that don't have any prospects in the tournament.

It's quite an indictment on the recent draft classes of the Oilers to not have a single prospect in the tournament, especially when every other team does except for a recent Cup winner.

Now 5 years into his tenure with the Oilers, and probably in his last season, Ken Holland doesn't have a single player he's drafted in the current lineup for the team either. A critical element of a contending team is getting contributions from young players on cheap deals, and in the past five years, Holland hasn't been able to deliver with a single NHL caliber draft pick.
December 26   |   457 answers
Massive indictment against Ken Holland is on full display

Should Ken Holland return as GM next season?

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