Ken Holland linked back to Original 6 franchise

Could Holland soon join yet another Original 6 team?



What exactly does the future hold for current Edmonton Oilers general manager Ken Holland? If these latest reports are to be believed, he could be preparing to join another Original 6 franchise. 

According to former NHL forward and current analyst Scottie Upshall, don't be surprised to see Holland land with the Chicago Blackhawks in an undisclosed role. He wrote the following on his social media account: 

"Source telling me that Ken Holland could be on his way to the Chicago Blackhawks. Position to be determined. Could this be the beginning of building new dynasty there in Chi town?!? They have the cap space and the draft picks! We will see how this plays out…"

Holland took over as Oilers general manager in 2019 after over two decades with the Detroit Red Wings in the same role. He was displaced by franchise icon Steve Yzerman, who returned to the Motor City after as successful tenure with the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Once regarded as one of the best executives in the NHL, Holland began facing intensifying criticism during his last few years with Detroit for trading away young talent within the farm system in exchange for over-the-hill veterans in an effort to keep the playoff streak alive. Whether or not this was done at the behest of team ownership hasn't been made clear. 

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Source: Sportskeeda