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Holland couldn't swing for fences but did land veteran defenceman for Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers general manager didn’t have enough bullets in his chamber fiscally to shoot for a second-line left-winger with some scoring pop, a third-line centre with some offensive juice and a veteran left-shot defenceman who’s bigger than the game Kris Russell all at one time, so Holland just aimed for defence over offence because that’s usually the right playoff ingredient
Edmonton Oilers were an NHL trade deadline loser, hockey analysts say, but not as bad as Winnipeg
In the wake of the 2021 NHL trade deadline, numerous hockey analysts and writers are naming the Edmonton Oilers as one of the losers of the session, though most are even more critical of the Winnipeg Jets.