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There has been a great debate between Edmonton sports media personalities about Dustin Penner being a good fit for the Edmonton Oilers.If it were up to me, I would try to get the unrestricted free-agent back to Edmonton as soon as possible. Everybody likes to joke around about how Dustin Penner is out of shape and moves real slow on the ice.I don't care about that, let's face it Penner possesses an element the Edmonton Oilers desperately need; size and strength in a top-6 forward. This player also proved that he can put up 30+ goals he enjoyed his best season in the NHL with the Edmonton Oilers in 2009-10. Once again, if it were up to me Dustin Penner would never have been let go. I would've rather seen Ales Hemsky leave town at the time.To get players like the ones Edmonton need is not an easy task. The team struck out on the David Clarkson sweepstakes. Dustin Penner over time became a good fit within the Oilers and I still think he could be that today.
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Ugly backlash from the masses about my Dustin Penner blog. Seriously. Emails. Phone calls. People chewing me out. Fugly. I hate stuff like that. Hey, I'm some random guy who does this for fun, remember? No one takes me seriously, including myself. If I ever ran for election, only half my family would vote for me.
I'll clarify my last blog a bit, because admittedly...
After the Oilers got the infamous three-peat of first overall draft picks in three straight years prior to this season’s draft, there is no lack of talent on the Oilers’ roster. Forwards such as Taylor Hall, Jordan Eberle, Nail Yakupov, and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins best portray their abundance of youthful talent. The Oilers have been focusing on keeping a young, talented team recently...
I didn't listen to today's Oilers Now show, so I'll admit I'm speaking a bit out of my ass here. I'm going by what people are emailing me and sending me on Twitter.
Apparently, Tyler Dellow was on again. You know, MC79Hockey? He's great on-air, BTW. He needs his own show.
Dellow and host Bob Stauffer were discussing advanced stats and Dustin Penner....
from David Staples of the Cult of Hockey at the Edmonton Journal,
Everywhere you go in Oil Country, fans, bloggers, commentators and sportswriters are saying the Edmonton Oilers could really, really, really use a top NHL defenceman.
But how to get one?
How did the cream of the NHL’s defensive crop end up where they have ended up?
I looked at a group of top 35-40...
from Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal,
When he looks at his roster, as it sits today, there are still deficiencies as far as Edmonton Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish is concerned.
But with the current state of the NHL trade market, and little in the way of answers on the free-agent market, he said on Tuesday that he may just to have to accept the fact that he...
- The Dustin Penner signing thing: Hilarious. How long are people going to keep running with this joke? Not that I'm complaining. I know good comedy when I hear it.
- But if the Oilers were to sign Penner, what would that say about management? No other better options, or just not trying hard enough.
- This blog doesn't have a real start to it. I didn't feel like...
The St. Louis Blues have trade David Perron to the Edmonton Oilers for Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second-round draft pick.
Perron, a 25-year old left-wing, had 10 goals and 15 assists in 48 games for St. Louis last season. In his career, Perron has 84 goals and 114 assists in 340 games.
Perron has three more years left on his contract at a cap hit of just over $3.8 million. Paajarvi...
The Oilers acquired David Perron from the Blues for Magnus Paajarvi and a 2014 second-rounder.Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish was antsy to get at least another move done, and he pulls off a really good trade here, one that is about freeing up cap space for the Blues. Perron is entering the second season of a four-year, $15.25 million deal and is a very talented player, but...