Whether or not he is a legit candidate is still up for debate. Regardless of that, everyone seems to agree that the Edmonton Oilers would love to get their hands on former Red Wings GM Ken Holland. The only question is if Holland would love to get his hands on the situation that is the Edmonton Oilers.
On Monday Rod Pederson, the former voice of the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders, tweeted that Holland will be Edmonton’s next General Manager. Naturally, Oilers Nation handled that calmly and did not rush to conclusions….
TSN’s Ryan Rishaug later took to Twitter to calm the masses, essentially following up on a report from his colleague Darren Dreger last week that said Holland is not a candidate for the job right now.
The most important thing here, for me at least, is that the Oilers haven’t even sought permission from the Red Wings to interview Holland. That would indicate that Holland has not received an official interview to this point and that he is likely not even a thought in this process.