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Sean Maloughney
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Edmonton
Joined: 09.26.2010

Jan 10 @ 6:20 PM ET
Sean Maloughney: Should Holland Bring In Evander Kane?
wreckage
Florida Panthers
Location: Fire Holland, AB
Joined: 07.29.2013

Jan 10 @ 6:22 PM ET
No.

And bleach and tide pods JB.
GPerogie
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Hightstown, NJ
Joined: 07.13.2010

Jan 10 @ 6:41 PM ET
Edmonton has to do something, Kane or otherwise, Not many players who can offer what he does. Maybe a good fit for the year, I would be scared of any real "Contract" with all the issues, but the kid can play and Edmonton has to try to light a spark on this team somehow.
chidder
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Lloydminster, SK
Joined: 02.09.2011

Jan 10 @ 6:41 PM ET
Absolutely
wreckage
Florida Panthers
Location: Fire Holland, AB
Joined: 07.29.2013

Jan 10 @ 6:50 PM ET
Does Kane fix the locker room?
Does Kane fix systems and team defense?
Does Kane fix the goaltending?

Kane is a selfish, me first player, locker room cancer.
GPerogie
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Hightstown, NJ
Joined: 07.13.2010

Jan 10 @ 6:59 PM ET
Does any one player fix things for Edmonton. Maybe hes motivated, but if its a one year deal and he craps the bed, than off he goes. Theres not one player to fix everything you mention. Might sure up that secondary scoring a bit.
Oilers4Life14
Edmonton Oilers
Location: ON
Joined: 03.06.2013

Jan 10 @ 7:10 PM ET
No.

And bleach and tide pods JB.

- wreckage


you know i could just eat peanut butter and die, right.
Mr Ricochet
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Joliet, IL
Joined: 04.19.2009

Jan 10 @ 7:53 PM ET
As Sean mentions Kane comes for pennies on the dollar and the Oil are against the cap. No doubt Kane is a top 6 player on most any team. This not only adds to the top 6 but pushes a current top 6 guy down to L3.

Kane is a locker room cancer but the Oil will only have him for a yr. Kane would love to skate with McDavid or Leon, go deep into the playoffs and get a chance at a prove it contract like DeAngelo.

Also if the Oilers want to upgrade at goalie adding Kane helps that. Resources needed to upgrade goalie or defense won't be used on a forward as they get Kane for nothing.

I see very little downside and massive upside for the Oilers and Kane. Love to see this happen. Love to see McDavid and Leon in rds 2-3 in the playoffs.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Bucerias
Joined: 01.04.2021

Jan 10 @ 8:03 PM ET
Sean
Maloughney: Should Holland Bring In Evander Kane?

- freelancer


Kane is the last thing this team needs.
GPerogie
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Hightstown, NJ
Joined: 07.13.2010

Jan 10 @ 8:05 PM ET
As Sean mentions Kane comes for pennies on the dollar and the Oil are against the cap. No doubt Kane is a top 6 player on most any team. This not only adds to the top 6 but pushes a current top 6 guy down to L3.

Kane is a locker room cancer but the Oil will only have him for a yr. Kane would love to skate with McDavid or Leon, go deep into the playoffs and get a chance at a prove it contract like DeAngelo.

Also if the Oilers want to upgrade at goalie adding Kane helps that. Resources needed to upgrade goalie or defense won't be used on a forward as they get Kane for nothing.

I see very little downside and massive upside for the Oilers and Kane. Love to see this happen. Love to see McDavid and Leon in rds 2-3 in the playoffs.

- Mr Ricochet



Agree with you fully. If you take out the non player bs, he is a solid top 6 guy who brings more physical end than any other top forward on Edmonton, He can score, he would be a great guy for a playoff series (although he ain't played in too many of em) Motived as he should be, looking for a new contract he could really do well for himself and Edmonton
HockeyBuzzed
Edmonton Oilers
Location: Nashville
Joined: 09.10.2021

Jan 10 @ 9:23 PM ET
In isolation it's pointless. My approach...

-this season is over. Might as well just see what Woodcroft can do.
-sell whatever UFAs you can
-let Koskinen, Turris, Sceviour, Russell, 4K walk
-sign Kuemper
-use Yama as trade bait. Something like Yama, Barrie, Bouchard, picks might get you Chychrun.
-sign a top 6 forward like Kane on a show me deal
-FIRE the coach
-need a new GM to do even a fraction of this...
wreckage
Florida Panthers
Location: Fire Holland, AB
Joined: 07.29.2013

Jan 10 @ 9:38 PM ET
Agree with you fully. If you take out the non player bs, he is a solid top 6 guy who brings more physical end than any other top forward on Edmonton, He can score, he would be a great guy for a playoff series (although he ain't played in too many of em) Motived as he should be, looking for a new contract he could really do well for himself and Edmonton
- GPerogie


What says he would be a great playoff guy? His 13 points in 29 career games?
He Averages 64 games a season. So he won't be there consistently to help produce. And production is all he can offer. It is believed there may already be a rift in the locker room, they don't need another problem in there as history has repeatedly shown him to be. The team needs to fix their team defense, Kane has been a + player 3 times in his career so he won't help that aspect. The Oilers have 2 capable LW already and a 3rd coming soon in Holloway. Too many left shooting wingers as is. They also only have 920k in space left with only 20 of 23 players on the active roster, so they would need to make additional moves to create space for even a league minimum contract. And he is a cancer. He does not help the Oilers issues at this time at all.
wreckage
Florida Panthers
Location: Fire Holland, AB
Joined: 07.29.2013

Jan 10 @ 9:41 PM ET
In isolation it's pointless. My approach...

-this season is over. Might as well just see what Woodcroft can do.
-sell whatever UFAs you can
-let Koskinen, Turris, Sceviour, Russell, 4K walk
-sign Kuemper
-use Yama as trade bait. Something like Yama, Barrie, Bouchard, picks might get you Chychrun.
-sign a top 6 forward like Kane on a show me deal
-FIRE the coach
-need a new GM to do even a fraction of this...

- HockeyBuzzed


Bouchard is already better than Chychrun. The Oilers need no one like Kane even on a show me.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Bucerias
Joined: 01.04.2021

Jan 10 @ 9:55 PM ET
Bouchard is already better than Chychrun. The Oilers need no one like Kane even on a show me.
- wreckage


Anyone that thinks Kane is a good idea for the oilers is (frank)ed in the head. That starts with Kenny (frank)ing Holland.

This team is done for this year and unless major changes are made they’re done next year and every year until this entire coaching and management group are out.
wreckage
Florida Panthers
Location: Fire Holland, AB
Joined: 07.29.2013

Jan 10 @ 10:36 PM ET
Could make sense for Kane to sit then try and rebuild his value at the Olympics. If their management would want him there.
JLO961
Edmonton Oilers
Location: MTL, QC
Joined: 01.16.2013

Jan 10 @ 11:49 PM ET
No to Babcock telling Prima Donna's the truth but yeah, let's bring in Evander Kane?

I'm seriously not from this current fkn planet anymore. Where did everyone go?
Sam_Squanch
Edmonton Oilers
Location: AB
Joined: 07.05.2021

Jan 11 @ 1:19 AM ET
1) Does Kane deserve another chance in the NHL?


Who cares?

2) Does Evander Kane make the Edmonton Oilers a better team?


Yes.

3) Can this dressing room handle Evander Kane for less than a full season?


Doubtful, and I wouldn't risk it. Nurse could kick his ass though, so maybe worth a gamble? For a fragile room right now, it seems like a poor move considering his teammates in SJ wanted nothing to do with him.
KingsFan67
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Orange County, CA
Joined: 03.31.2011

Jan 11 @ 6:04 AM ET
The only team that should take a chance on Kane is one with a very strong veteran leadership core who can put this guy in his place when he messes up off ice (and he will).
farooge
Nashville Predators
Location: Nashville, TN
Joined: 08.25.2006

Jan 11 @ 8:58 AM ET
You listed "filed for bankruptcy" as something to hold against him, instead I'm going to hold that against you.

Lots of people are terrible with money but that has nothing to do with hockey or any part of his personality that should concern you.

And no, I've never filed bankruptcy (or even considered it)
wreckage
Florida Panthers
Location: Fire Holland, AB
Joined: 07.29.2013

Jan 11 @ 9:46 AM ET
You listed "filed for bankruptcy" as something to hold against him, instead I'm going to hold that against you.

Lots of people are terrible with money but that has nothing to do with hockey or any part of his personality that should concern you.

And no, I've never filed bankruptcy (or even considered it)

- farooge



When you have to file for bankruptcy as a multi-millionaire at the age of 28 due to gambling debts... yes it is something that the public can hold against him. Especially when he threatens to retire from the sport to void his contract so his creditors cannot pursue the debts owed.

And yes people who have to support him in the community have every right to judge him. Those who pay for the tickets to support the team, the arena (paid for with tax payers dollars), the community built around the arena (once again paid for with tax payers dollars), they have every right to reject the person and his off ice personality in their community.
Beergu
Edmonton Oilers
Location: AB
Joined: 08.15.2008

Jan 11 @ 10:02 AM ET
The only team that should take a chance on Kane is one with a very strong veteran leadership core who can put this guy in his place when he messes up off ice (and he will).
- KingsFan67


Isn't that what Holland blew his load on Keith for? Strong veteran leadership. Nothing this team does would surprise me anymore (unless they actually cleaned house properly).
farooge
Nashville Predators
Location: Nashville, TN
Joined: 08.25.2006

Jan 11 @ 10:14 AM ET
When you have to file for bankruptcy as a multi-millionaire at the age of 28 due to gambling debts... yes it is something that the public can hold against him. Especially when he threatens to retire from the sport to void his contract so his creditors cannot pursue the debts owed.

And yes people who have to support him in the community have every right to judge him. Those who pay for the tickets to support the team, the arena (paid for with tax payers dollars), the community built around the arena (once again paid for with tax payers dollars), they have every right to reject the person and his off ice personality in their community.

- wreckage


the dude is an arrogant gambler from what I can tell (as a lot of hyper-competitive people tend to be) but none of that has anything to do with hockey or how he would "fit in the room".

my advise on this subject is to not throw stones (i.e. "myob")

having said that, I hate his body language (and reputation) and wouldn't let him within a mile of my team
wreckage
Florida Panthers
Location: Fire Holland, AB
Joined: 07.29.2013

Jan 11 @ 11:40 AM ET
the dude is an arrogant gambler from what I can tell (as a lot of hyper-competitive people tend to be) but none of that has anything to do with hockey or how he would "fit in the room".

my advise on this subject is to not throw stones (i.e. "myob")

having said that, I hate his body language (and reputation) and wouldn't let him within a mile of my team

- farooge


How would he fit in the room??? He's been cancelled out of 3 already. Publicly they've let it be known he was moved for his interactions in the room. He doesn't get a 4th chance on my team. They sign him and I will officially move on.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Bucerias
Joined: 01.04.2021

Jan 11 @ 11:48 AM ET
How would he fit in the room??? He's been cancelled out of 3 already. Publicly they've let it be known he was moved for his interactions in the room. He doesn't get a 4th chance on my team. They sign him and I will officially move on.
- wreckage

Kenny just hoping to find a way the team can outscore their massive defensive flaws to try to keep his job.
shanerationX
Boston Bruins
Location: Halifax, NS
Joined: 01.04.2015

Jan 11 @ 1:53 PM ET
Looks like Holland is indeed this incompetent and desperate... he has apparently flown Kane in for a meeting. I can't imagine a GM with any sense would actually consider this assclown . This is disgusting
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