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OILERS GM DETERMINED TO WIN STANLEY CUP

The number one pick of the 2020 draft is up for grabs, but the Edmonton Oilers General Manager, Ken Holland, is strictly focused on his team winning the Stanley Cup.

“I don’t think anybody’s thinking of the No. 1 selection now,” Holland told the Edmonton Sun’s Jim Matheson. “The eight losers will readjust after (the play-in). I want our team to make some noise, go on a playoff run.”



The Oilers held the number one selection in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015. They are set to play against the Chicago Blackhawks in the best-of-five play-in round when play resumes.

“Anytime you’re playing hockey, you’re playing to win...we want the Edmonton Oilers to be the last team standing, and if not, we want the playoff experience as far as we go,” Holland said. “End of the day, only one play-in loser gets the No. 1 pick, the others are picking later.

I look at this tournament as being relatively wide-open. Regular season ended about four months ago if we start in August. If a play-in team wins the Stanley Cup, they will have to have won five series--even more difficult than usual. But everybody’s dream is to have your name on the Stanley Cup.”

source: theScore
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JUNE 28, 2020  (0H38)
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