[Music] this in from NHL inside of Frank saravali of TSN a rather dire take on the Edmonton Oilers situation especially in regards to Milan looted future with the team speaking to Alain lower tide Mitchell on TSN one two six Oh on Friday saravali said I'm concerned about the Milan Lucic situation I mean you talk about Eric Carlson and what a mess that has been in Ottawa and he talked about Jeff Skinner and the fact that he hasn t been traded from Carolina and Justin Fork and some other guys where you feel like the can has been kicked so far down the road I don't think Milan lue touches in all that difference of a category when you consider what h es gone through and really the position the oil is our ink it's almost untenable this is just the first part of Sarah Valles extended take on the Lew church situation he'll go through Sarah Valles points here one by one does he makes a number of them to start I have to give some credit to Sarah Valley for stirring up things I don't agree with many of his points here but he gets marks for sparking controversy which is all part of the fun and reality of NHL hockey talk on this initial point saravali comparing the Lou Church situation to the Carlson situation makes little and no sense they are not at all in the same category the Carlson situation is indeed untenable it's a fiasco it's shaping up as something of a disaster for the Ottawa franchise the loot it situation is far from it for him and for the Oilers Milan Lukic speaks to the media at Rogers place following the conclusion of the Edmonton Oilers 2017 2018 NHL David bloom Postmedia Carlson has made it clear he wants a trade and there's also been a major bizarre and upsetting incident between him and his wife and another player and that players wife the kind of interpersonal blow-up missing from the Looch situation Looch it's personal life is said to be part of the equation in Edmonton but his agent Jerry Johansson has made it clear in no uncertain terms that Lucic is coming back to the Oilers as year Hansen told the journals Jim Matheson what's going on with Milan absolutely nothing Milan had a bad year the team had a bad year a cheese coming back to play for the Edmonton Oilers that's not exactly a fancy storyline but that's what it is I have no idea how this story got out there I expect Milan to have a good year and the EULA's to have a good year 100 % h es coming back that's his plan h e's got a no move clause let's move on to Sarah Valles next point which was my understanding is from what we reported weeks ago is that Milan Lucic is open to finding a new home somewhere else ATS the one who holds a lot of these cards with the no trade clause the situation that he holds there and my understanding is that helps interested in willing to go to a new destination particularly if he can get to a US market here's what year Hanson told Matheson about Lucic asking for a trade Milan di dnt ask for a trade in pita GM Chiarelli 100% has not come to us about moving Milan if he wants to get out from under the contract he has to talk to us I accept there might well be a bit of spin here from Johansson but the only really important thing in the agents message is his emphatic insistence that Lou chips is coming back to Edmonton so while Paulsen has it made it evident he8 unhappy and once out of Ottawa I have no idea if Skinner and fork wants out of Carolina the opposite message is coming from the lucha camp saravali continued on to explore with Mitchell the possibility of Lucic getting traded now the question is if the EULA's can somehow find a way to do that and is there a push from any other teams to try and make a move like that now that we've gotten past free agency it almost seems like the urgency kind of falls off a cliff once you've got to July 2nd so what happens in that situation how do you fill the hole on D for the Oilers I just can't imagine going into next with all the issues they had to close out last more-or-less and Peter Chiarelli basically saying well it's up to you guys to figure it out I mean that's not really how it works it's up to the manager to figure out a solution and find a way to make this team better because this team on paper or at least certainly isn t better edmonton oilers Milan Lucic 27 with Calgary Flames goalie Mike Smith 41 in Calgary on Saturday March 31st 2018 Larry McDougald the Canadian press it would have been fine and deed for the Oilers to make more and better moves in recent weeks but I haven't seen any suggestions in the rel of the palatable about how Chiarelli could have greatly improved the squad saravali and others may wish that Chiarelli had moved loot it and traded for a top winner and a top demon but was any of that remotely possible only if the Oilers gave up Brian Nugent Hopkins or Oscar clef bomb and all the 9th overall pick in the draft that was used to take heaven booter would it have been wise to do make such moves that was it smarter to see if injured players like Andres akira clef bomb and camp Albert can bounce back and if forwards like Jesse pulled you Javy Ryan Strome juju kara Drake Caggiula kayla yamamoto and Tyrus he might improve was it also not a good plan to see if coach Todd McClellan might be able to devise a better game plan with his new group of assistant coaches as for his work at the trade deadline Chiarelli did at least four four words in Tobias reader and Kyle broad siakam he did so on relatively cheap contracts it's not like he sat on his hands and accomplished not one thing a cheese given McClellan a few more tools to work with saravali finally suggested them to move Looch it the Oilers might have to add a sweetener a small one he said let's be honest too the Oilers don't have a lot of sweeteners descending around they don't have a treasure trove of candy to be handing out this is nt Halloween it was the hesitancy to add the right sweetener that might be holding up a deal saravali suggested part of it too is probably some stubbornness on the Oilers part saying well wait a second why do we need to add this getting hung up on how exactly much of a sweetener there would need to be given that helps not that far removed from a productive to start his career in Edmonton so I think it's one of those really tough situations I don't think there is any question in my mind that the Oilers are a better team without him saravali then made the case that the EULA's had decided they were best off to move out Taylor Hall and Jordan Emily so the same should now be done with Lucius whatever it takes in order to make it happen I don't see why Milan Lucic would be any different hmm Sara Valles line of thinking again breaks down here is not one of the biggest criticisms of pierre le that he made a mistake in moving out Taylor Hall and Jordan Emily and got too little in return if these moves were and need mistakes whywould Chiarelli want to now make a similar mistake in pay too high a price to move out lucha CH and what is the urgency in such a move again Johansson has a made it crystal clear that loot itch is willing to come back to Edmonton and proved himself to be a good player again if other NHL teams are only willing to take on loot if the Oilers give up the high draft pick or an excellent prospect or a good player why not instead just see hawlucha stirs when he gets back to Edmonton this he could end up playing well and the entire matter will blow over or he could end up playing well and improving his trade value at worst he'll likely play at the same level which would make him an okay two-way third-line winger and superior enforcer so a player with some value to the Oilers even if he isn t earning his six million dollars paycheck in the end I don't quite get to where saravali is coming from he seems to be trying to ramp up the pressure to trade Lucic by comparing his situation to the carlson fiasco and saying the eulogy be willing to pay a high price to solve this so-called untenable situation but this situation isn t untenable its tenable and movingly chitchat a loss doesn't sound like sharp management of player assets all due respect to saravali it sounds like bad advice or am I missing something here at the cult staples Colburn Hansen Stafford when it come may be EULA's better off not bringing in another vem cardi Strohm back on board with new 3.1 million dollars per deal staples the rise and fall of Tyler Ennis new Leafs playing Coeur D Edmonton roster taking shape staples Nick Shaw Antony Duclair players of interest to cap strap toil as staples Jessie Paul G Java is not nail Yakupov be patient
Edmonton Oilers situation with Milan Lucic is “untenable” and he must be moved “whatever it takes,” says NHL insider. Huh?!
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