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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ken Holland. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ken Holland, often where they are interviewed.

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20 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Ken Holland. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Ken Holland, often where they are interviewed.

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EP 37 - KEN HOLLAND of the EDMONTON OILERS joins to talk free agency, plans for next season and Connor's health.

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EPISODE 37 - Edmonton Oilers GM KEN HOLLAND, joins the show to talk NHL Free Agency and the challenges in Player Development during COVID. Also updates on Connor McDavid and Oskar Klefblom's health. What are they planning for next season? And are the Oilers planning any more moves?

Oct 14 2020 · 30mins
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Ken Holland’s media availability review and my thoughts

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Recapping Media availability, 14th pick in draft, Klefbom injury, young Defenceman coming up, Puljujarvi, what are Oilers priorities going into 2020 draft, free agency, prospect development, goaltending, Nuge extension and give my thought on what number think he should be? Athanasiou, benning,
Oct 06 2020 · 27mins

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Oilers GM Ken Holland opens up about the NHL entry draft and the opening of free-agency on friday

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Oct 06 2020 · 37mins
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Handkerchief Dynasty 73 - (with Zach Laing) - "I Think Ken Holland Has a Lot on His Plate"

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Recorded Aug 12.


-“I Think Kenny Holland Has a Lot on His Plate” |

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- Mike Smith at League Minimum? |

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Aug 13 2020 · 59mins

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Handkerchief Dynasty 53 - (w/ Bruce McCurdy) - "Ken Holland Delivered on Promises to the Players He Brought In"

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Recorded July 2nd


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- Refreshing Bob MacKenzie’s Twitter Page Every 5 Seconds  |

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- When Dallas Eakins Bragged About Our Corsi  |

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- On Darnell Nurse  |

- Ben Scrivens for Zack Kassian  |

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- Breaking up via Twitter DM  |

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Jul 03 2020 · 1hr 20mins
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Ep.17- Ken Holland - GM of the Edmonton Oilers - "How to Build a Championship Squad"

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Ken Holland is one of those names that needs no introduction, but I will give it a try.

Recognized as one of the "good guys" in the game, Ken was great to talk with. He knows player development, he knows the value of leadership and he knows how to build a winner. He knows a lot about every aspect of the game! So it was hard for me to decide what to talk with him about.

Holland has been around the game of hockey his entire life. Originally a goalie with the Medicine Hat Tigers, Holland was selected 188th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1975 NHL entry draft.

Holland went on to play 8 seasons of pro hockey and played 4 games in the NHL - one for the Hartford Whalers, and 3 for the Detroit Red Wings.

After his retirement Ken had a brief job as a door to door vacuum salesman, before landing a job as an area scout for the Red Wings. In 1997 Holland made his ascension up the ranks complete and was named executive Vice President and General Manager. 

Ken helped comprise one of the most potent teams of a generation with the Wings. Aided by drafting two cornerstones in Zetterberg and Datsyuk (round 7 and round 6) Holland gained a reputation as one of the most successful general managers in the NHL. Under his leadership as GM the Red Wings won the Central Division ten times, the regular-season Conference title five times, the President's trophy four times, and the Stanley Cup three times. Holland and the Wings also lost in Stanley Cup final twice during his tenure.

Ken is now just finishing his first season as GM of the Edmonton Oilers and signed a 5 year contract in late spring 2019.

We cover a lot in this episode. Mostly we focus on the draft, and player development and the road to the show. But we do come off the rails a few time and go down some rabbit holes!

I know you will enjoy this one... it's not often you get an NHL GM to donate 90 minutes of his time!


May 18 2020 · 1hr 29mins
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Ken Holland, Edmonton Oilers General Manager

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Deb Placey is joined by Ken Holland, the General Manager of the Edmonton Oilers. Ken starts the conversation talking about why at the age of 64 he wanted to take the GM job in Edmonton (3:00) and what it’s like working with the Oiler’s ownership group (7:00). He discusses how he got his start in hockey management as a scout (12:00) and how hard it was to stop playing and start working as a scout (16:00). He reminisces about his time working at a liquor store during the summer, and how he almost became a vacuum salesman (20:00). Ken explains why Edmonton is poised to be perennial playoff contender, and why he credits Dave Tippett for the quick turnaround in 2019-20. He discusses Connor McDavid’s dedication to winning and how surprised he was at how good of a player Leon Draisaitl is (27:00). He looks back at his time in Detroit and tries to explain how drastically different the NHL is now and why certain players are willing to take less money than others (41:35). Ken talks about making deals with Steve Yzerman, how close the Red Wings were to trading Yzerman, Mike Babcock’s coaching future,  what he likes to do when he has time to relax and why organizing golf trips and getting out on the golf course brings him back to his hockey paying days (49:50).
May 06 2020 · 59mins
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The Cult of Hockey's "2 Good Things, 2 Bad Things and 2 Numbers about Ken Holland" show

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Ken Holland moved out about half the Edmonton Oilers team this year. David Staples and Bruce McCurdy of the Cult of Hockey dig into two good things, two bad things and two numbers about his various moves.
Mar 30 2020 · 45mins
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Ken Holland on the State of the Oilers Franchise

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Mar 10 2020 · 36mins
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The Cult of Hockey's "Ken Holland makes big moves at NHL trade deadline" podcast

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Ken Holland went hard at the NHL trade deadline, bringing in forwards Andreas Athanasiou and Tyler Ennis and d-man Mike Green. David Staples and Bruce McCurdy of the Cult of Hockey dig in.
Feb 24 2020 · 40mins