The Edmonton Oilers and new general manager Ken Holland was finally able to do something that's been talked about forever.
Holland was able to trade Milan Lucic and his heavy contract.
The Oilers sent Lucic to the Calgary Flames for fellow disappointing forward James Neal.
The deal is one for one and the Oilers will retain some money and a conditional draft pick.
Lucic had to waive his no movement clause for this deal to go through.
Just following up on @GenePrincipe and @RealKyper — only Lucic/Neal involved with EDM retaining some money and including a conditional draft pick.
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 19, 2019