There’s certainly going to be a lot of reaction from local fans and media when a new general manager is brought in to run their franchise, and such is the case with the Edmonton Oilers and Ken Holland.
Brought in after over two decades with the Detroit Red Wings with a 5 year, $25 million deal, his resume is packed with triumphs, but in recent years he’s been called into question for several deals and trades he’s made.
How are Oilers fans reacting to their new executive? Take a look below.
— Dwayne Chomyn, Don't Worry – Winter isn't Coming. (@Citizen004) May 5, 2019
— Cam Penner (@camrpenner) May 5, 2019
2013: Ken Holland teaches then-@EdmontonOilers GM Steve Tambellini how to use a TV.
2019: Ken Holland named Edmonton Oilers’ GM. pic.twitter.com/cUAoPVYTrC
— [object Object] (@humantorch) May 5, 2019
✔️signed ridiculous long term contracts
✔️left a team in cap problems without making the playoffs
— German AV (@germanNOTgerman) May 5, 2019
If anyone has a shot at changing the culture in Edmonton it might just be the guy that managed an organization with a 25 season playoff streak and 4 Stanley Cups (1 as assistant GM & 3 as GM). The Oilers could've done much, much, worse 🤔
— Johnny Grunas 🇱🇹🇺🇸 (@PJpremiere) May 5, 2019
*Sad Trombone* https://t.co/9C4RAYeoL8
— Raider Jesse (@EdmontonRaider) May 6, 2019
just gonna leave this here https://t.co/Ob1LrFexGN
— nobody (@petbugs13) May 5, 2019
I'll buy a bottle of whiskey for whichever member of the media who asks Ken Holland a real legitimate hard question about his recent overpays and why he lacked the analysis to know they were bad signings. Follow up on how how he plans to catch the Oilers up analytically.
— Raider Jesse (@EdmontonRaider) May 5, 2019