June 13, 2024

Bob Stauffer, the Edmonton Oilers’ radio play-by-play presenter and host of Oilers Now, mentioned that the team may sign more forwards than only Corey Perry when talking about Perry’s accession to the roster. Perry meets a need for the organization as the NHL Trade Deadline draws near, but it seems like General Manager Ken Holland would like to do more.Corey Perry Denies Sleeping With Connor Bedard's Mom, Now Getting Help for  AlcoholThe winger was introduced by Edmonton on Monday, but he declined to talk about the incident that resulted in the Blackhawks terminating his contract earlier this season. The winger agreed to terms with the Oilers over the weekend.

“I truly had an opportunity to think things through, get support, accept full responsibility for what transpired in Chicago, and work toward improving myself,” Perry said to reporters. “The support I’ve received and my background have made a huge difference from where I was two months ago to where I am today.”

Regarding Perry’s previous Stanley Cup Playoff runs, Stauffer remarks, “Corey is the player that has great gamesmanship, he has moxie, and he has a breath of experiences unmatched.” Perry has participated in several Stanley Cup Finals and is known for playing the game on the edge, according to Stauffer. He continues,

“You could argue that, in their matchup with Vegas, players further down the lineup could reach a level that Edmonton might not have been able to reach, and with Perry’s addition—who knows, another edition might be on the way—Edinburgh needed to enlarge their lineup and have guys who could play with an advantage, and Corey could do that.”

Perry can contribute in a variety of ways, according to Stauffer, since he may potentially play as a net front on the second power play unit. When it matters most, the Oilers have more experience, and he understands how to perform. Although Edmonton’s penalty killing has significantly improved, the team may be seeking for more size and grit. Edmonton won’t need additional assistance on the power play.

As the Oilers organization grows into one of the best in the league and becomes a more competitive team, Stauffer noted that there seems to be a recurring theme. “I had this conversation with guy who used to be a prominent agent in the league and then worked in management,” the author writes. “Edinburgh has become a destination and there are opportunities when you have players like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.” According to him, Perry finally decided on Edmonton since there was a chance to win; a bad club does not be picked. Stauffer thinks it’s likely that at least one other player will follow suit.


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