Sports Where will Milan Lucic end up next year? One destination stands out

18:06  14 june  2018
18:06  14 june  2018 Source:   edmontonjournal.com

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I ’m not a huge supporter of the idea that trading him out for another bad contract is going to help the Oilers in their chances of making the playoffs next year . Who knows? What I will say to end this off is that IF this Lucic situation was a fabrication or a falsity made up by the media, the agents would be

Last year , Matt Beleskey was easily a better goal scorer than Milan Lucic was. He ended the season with 18 even strength goals to Lucic 's 13. No powerplay goals included. If you laughed off the idea of Beleskey scoring 20 goals next year , you may end up pleasantly surprised.

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We’ve had more than a week now of trade rumours about Milan Lucic and a few things have come clear: a) that Lucic asked for a trade for family reasons, but he’s not demanding one, nor is he in any position to demand one, and it’s evident he understands the Edmonton Oilers may not be able to accommodate him this summer, b) that the Oilers are confident Lucic can be moved without swallowing too much of a poison pill, largely based on a combination of hope that Lucic can rebound and because of his reputation for being an intimidating physical force and c) that despite the forces aligning that would see Lucic move out, the insiders closest the team are talking about Lucic returning to the Oilers next year.

Could The Oilers Actually Trade Milan Lucic?

  Could The Oilers Actually Trade Milan Lucic? (heavy breathing) Yesterday I wrote about how Milan Lucic needs to have a bounce-back season for the Edmonton Oilers in 2018-19. Today, there’s some talk that the Oilers might actually be looking at moving the left winger who has term and salary, which, I’ve got to be honest, I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around. Lucic comes with term (five more years) and a lot of cap hit (6MM a year). There’s that pesky no-movement clause that the Oilers will have to work around as well. Add to the mix that Milan Lucic had (by just about anyone’s standards) a bad season last year. and moving him seems like an unlikely scenario. Or is it? My understanding, and the reason that Milan Lucic is on our (trade) list is because, from my understanding they’re trying and talking to teams about potentially taking another contract back even if that means sweetening the pot with a pick or some other roster player in order to make it happen. They are pushing, or at least doing their due diligence and working to try and move on from Milan Lucic if they can. (Frank Seravalli, The Lowdown with Lowetide) Well hellooooo there. NO OFFER IS TOO RIDICULOUS! I’m not suggesting that the Oilers trade Milan Lucic at all costs, but I am suggesting that the Oilers try to trade him atmost costs. He just turned 30 years of age today, he’s got five more years on his deal at six million per year. He scored 34 points last year.

Milan Lucic is a very good hockey player, one who will be just 28 years old when next season starts. idea Milan Lucic ending up as a member of the Edmonton Oilers, and the multiple Stanley Cup wins that will obviously follow said signing, is going to be a constant topic of conversation among

Following the Kings trade for Milan Lucic earlier this afternoon, the former Boston Bruin forward spoke with the media via conference call and shared the following Hopefully we can be where we want to be at the end of next season.”

Let’s deal first with Lucic’s desire to leave, where Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman had this to say on Vancouver radio: “I think he wants to get out of Canada. I don’t think he wants to play here anymore. I think that’s another situation where the wife has seen how much heat the player has taken, I think, and isn’t always comfortable with that.”

As for the insiders talking about Lucic’s return being a real possibility, that’s been the consistent talk from commentators like Bob Stauffer, Mark Spector, Ryan Rishaug and Jason Gregor, who have all stressed the notion that Lucic could well have a rebound year in Edmonton.

The clearest comment about Lucic coming back came from Sportsnet game analyst Drew Remenda, who is close to the coaching staff. Remenda was on Oilers Now last week and described in detail why he thinks Lucic can rebound with the Oilers, spelling out the plan that is in place:

Could The Oilers Actually Trade Milan Lucic?

  Could The Oilers Actually Trade Milan Lucic? (heavy breathing) Yesterday I wrote about how Milan Lucic needs to have a bounce-back season for the Edmonton Oilers in 2018-19. Today, there’s some talk that the Oilers might actually be looking at moving the left winger who has term and salary, which, I’ve got to be honest, I’m having a hard time wrapping my mind around. Lucic comes with term (five more years) and a lot of cap hit (6MM a year). There’s that pesky no-movement clause that the Oilers will have to work around as well. Add to the mix that Milan Lucic had (by just about anyone’s standards) a bad season last year. and moving him seems like an unlikely scenario. Or is it? My understanding, and the reason that Milan Lucic is on our (trade) list is because, from my understanding they’re trying and talking to teams about potentially taking another contract back even if that means sweetening the pot with a pick or some other roster player in order to make it happen. They are pushing, or at least doing their due diligence and working to try and move on from Milan Lucic if they can. (Frank Seravalli, The Lowdown with Lowetide) Well hellooooo there. NO OFFER IS TOO RIDICULOUS! I’m not suggesting that the Oilers trade Milan Lucic at all costs, but I am suggesting that the Oilers try to trade him atmost costs. He just turned 30 years of age today, he’s got five more years on his deal at six million per year. He scored 34 points last year.

Home NHL Rumors Where will Milan Lucic go next year ? No matter what, the Kings will not be able to afford Lucic next year and he will either be traded or sign with another team as a free agent next summer.

Check out the photo below. Lucic made ,000,000 last year as the Bruins' LW and will cash another . Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > May 19, 2012 # 1 Milan Lucic 's girlfriend, Brittany Carnegie recently fired shots at The two were already married, but they celebrated a destination wedding in the Bahamas.

“First off, Milan is the poster boy for you can’t judge a book by its cover,” Remenda said. “We look at Milan and we see the big, hulking brooding guy who can hulk smash, but he’s more Dr. Banner than he is the Incredible Hulk. He’s a sensitive guy. He’s a smart guy. He’s a guy when you talk to him he’s more than #27 Milan Lucic going up and down the wing. He cares about his team. He cares about his teammates. And he cares about his legacy as a hockey player. And the legacy until last year was: he’s a power forward, he’s won a Stanley Cup, he’s a guy that ‘s going to help you you win, he’s what you want on a hockey team and he’s what you want in a hockey player. But you’re right, the year was frustrating for him because he just couldn’t get things done, he just couldn’t keep up to the speed of the game, and it looked like it was kind of passing him by and the fact that he didn’t have any production …

“That was the worst year of his career. But he’s got to get faster. And people say, ‘He needs to lose weight.’ No, he doesn’t. He’s not a fat guy.  He’s not out of shape. He’s in good condition. He’s just a big, big man. So knowing the coaching staff of the Oilers, and knowing the great strength and conditioning staff, Chad Drummond, that he is, I know they’ve already got him working on becoming more powerful, becoming quicker. Now there’s no way he’s going to become Connor McDavid quick. He’s not going to be Usain Bolt down the 100 metre quick. He needs to get two, three steps quicker and you can do that.”

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Even during Lucic 's first season in Edmonton where he produced 50 points… over half of his goals came on the PP which is an aberration in comparison to any other year . A lower than average shooting percentage does suggest Lucic could produce more next season… which shouldn’t be hard

Where will LeBron end up next ? Milan Lucic 's goal drought hit 20 games as the Oilers lost 4- 1 to the Vegas Golden Knights on Thursday. Where do you play him below that? Lucic is incredibly proud. His lack of offence I know isn't sitting well with him.

Remenda said Lucic could get in a 12 week program to do this, that Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Leon Draisaitl did this. “You can develop power and you can develop quickness and Milan has got all the coaching and all the resources that he needs to do that, and I believe because he’s a proud guy, because he cares about his legacy and about being considered by his teammates valuable to his team, he’ll be working on that and he’ll come back trying to be quicker.

“If Milan is on the ice physically feeling better, feeling faster, feeling like he can keep up and creating that space and creating a little bit of success on the ice early, that will lead to a better emotional and physical state. It just will. Because he wants to contribute. He wants to be better. And it definitely played on his pride and played on his emotions that he wasn’t able to do that.”

Remenda said that Lucic can bounce back. “Give me an athlete with something to prove. Look at the Vegas Golden Knights. Give me an athlete with something to prove and I’ll take him all day long, I’ll take his want and his desire and use that for him.”

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