David Staples of the Edmonton Journal: Again, the question has to be asked. Was there a move to be made here for Milan Lucic? Was Peter Chiarelli trying too hard to get rid of an asset? No one may get a straight answer on that last question.
Whether some of this is just hearsay becomes anyone’s guess. Peter Chiarelli did not perform very well as Edmonton’s general manager. Furthermore, taking a huge gamble to acquire a “poison pill” or having to add to a deal may have been discussed. Milan Lucic gets one more year likely.