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Offline lennon

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Oilers sign Petry to one year deal
« on: July 07, 2014, 11:48:53 PM »
The Edmonton Oilers have agreed to terms with defenceman Jeff Petry on a one-year contract worth 3.075 million.

Petry, 26, recorded 17 points (seven goals, 10 assists) and 42 penalty minutes in 80 games last season. He also led the Oilers in blocked shots (132) and hits (181), marking the third straight year he has ranked in the top two on the team in hits.

The six-foot-three, 195 pound defenceman has spent his entire NHL career with the Oilers, accumulating 59 points (13 goals, 46 assists) and 107 penalty minutes in 236 career games.

The Ann Arbor, Mich., native has represented his country several times internationally, most recently at the 2014 World Hockey Championship, where he had four assists in eight games.

Petry was selected by Edmonton in the second round, 45th overall, in the 2006 NHL draft.
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Re: Oilers sign Petry to one year deal
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2014, 10:07:57 PM »
I really don't understand that contract, it makes no sense when you figure in Nikitins contract, Ferrence contract. So if Petry has an outstanding year next year, he gets to test the FA market and we get nothing for him, if he has a bad year, we still get nothing for him.  Its never good to give a guy a one year contract heading into his first UFA.
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Re: Oilers sign Petry to one year deal
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2014, 01:46:26 AM »
I have always thought Petry has got a rough deal by Oiler fans much the same as Tom Gilbert, Gilbert had a good year then the Oiler over paid him and put him in a role he was not ready for. They did the exact same thing with Penner, just because you pay a guy a lot of money, it doesn't instantly make him a better player. If they Play Petry as a second pair and actually let him play a little more offence, I think he would flourish. He was touted when drafted to be an offensive player and is a really nice skater, at some point in time in the Oiler asylum they turned him into the #1 shut down guy, he wasn't ready for that. It does not matter which partner he plays with, suddenly the stats go in the right direction for his partner. In other words, perry makes players better. He does have some brain freezes, but he is still a very inexperienced defenceman who appears to have good upside if played properly. His stat of give aways is somewhat misleading, he gets the most ice time plus he is generally the puck mover in the pairing. I can't believe they couldn't come to a 3 year deal with this guy, I bet this one bites them in the ass UNLESS they make a good trade with him right away.

There seems to be hype on Nikitin as the poster above mentioned, I'm not sure why, that signing could be ok, but it could also turn out to be a big stinker. I think Fayne is going to be an excellent signing, I suppose that why they think Petry is now moveable. Hey, why not buy players from other teams, when we are obviously inept of developing our own.

If Petry is traded, that leaves NO ONE from 2006 on, past the first round in the draft on our team. Lowed is the new Munson. Really really embarrassing Kevin!