PERRON FOR PAAJARVI

Robin Brownlee
July 10 2013 02:46PM

Whether you deem it the bold move GM Craig MacTavish talked about, the Edmonton Oilers today made their most substantial move of this off-season, acquiring left winger David Perron from the St. Louis Blues for Magnus Paajarvi and a draft pick.

The Oilers get Perron, 25, who has 198 points in 340 NHL games with the Blues, including 10-15-25 in 48 games this season. In exchange, St. Louis gets Paajarvi, who was selected 10th overall by the Oilers in 2009, and a second-round draft pick.

Perron, six feet and 200 pounds, has three years remaining on a contract that pays him $3.5 million next season and carries a cap hit of $3,812.500 for the balance of the term.

More to come.

FROM THE OILERS

News release: "General Manager Craig MacTavish announced today the Edmonton Oilers have acquired left wing David Perron from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for left wing Magnus Paajarvi and a 2nd round selection in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft.

"Perron, 25, has spent the past six seasons with the St. Louis Blues organization, registering 198 points (84G, 114A) and 232 penalty minutes in 340 games with the Blues.

"In 2012-13, the 6'0", 205-pound, forward recorded 25 points (10G, 15A) and 44 penalty minutes in 48 games with St. Louis. He added two assists in six playoff games.

"The native of Sherbrooke, Quebec played junior hockey in the QMJHL with the Lewiston MAINEiacs for one season, registering 83 points (39G, 44A) in 70 games leading all rookies in the league that season in goals.

"Perron was originally selected by St. Louis in the 1st round, 26th overall in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft."

Listen to Robin Brownlee Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the Jason Gregor Show on TEAM 1260.

Aceb4a1816f5fa09879a023b07d1a9b4
A sports writer since 1983, including stints at The Edmonton Journal and The Sun 1989-2007, I happily co-host the Jason Gregor Show on TSN 1260 twice a week and write when so inclined. Have the best damn lawn on the internet. Most important, I am Sam's dad. Follow me on Twitter at Robin_Brownlee. Or don't.
Avatar
#1 reaperfunkss (2nd tier fan)
July 10 2013, 02:47PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers

Is he the type of player we need in the top six? Thought they were looking to get bigger.

Avatar
#2 Shaner
July 10 2013, 02:47PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

Yikes, isn't Perron really soft? He always reminded me of hemsky

Avatar
#3 Hayek
July 10 2013, 02:50PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers

Perron is 5'11, 196lbs, not 6'0, 200lbs

Avatar
#4 westcoastoil
July 10 2013, 02:50PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
2
cheers

I don't like this one on it's own. Let's hope it's part 1 of something more. I'd rather have kept MPS and sent next year's 1st along with a prospect

Avatar
#6 S4H1
July 10 2013, 02:53PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

He had 44 PIM in 48 GP last year. Not that I ever saw him play, but that seems alright. He is also 12 lbs heavier than Hemsky.

Avatar
#7 freeze
July 10 2013, 02:54PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers

This could be a great move. Perron's concussion history is a huge red flag though.

Avatar
#8 striatic
July 10 2013, 02:55PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers

the Oilers are a better team than they were this morning.

Perron puts up second line points and has excellent possession stats.

he's got three years left on decent 3.8m cap hit contract.

STL may have won this trade in the long term, maybe, but for next season Edmonton will be a better team.

Avatar
#9 striatic
July 10 2013, 02:56PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers
Robin Brownlee wrote:

Size listed is directly from HockeyDB.com. Listed the likewise at HockeyReference.com Others have five-foot-11, 196. Big issue for you or just being a dick?

Blues website has him listed as smaller.

Avatar
#10 Hayek
July 10 2013, 02:56PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers

Actually Oilers press release has him at 6'0 205lbs, nhl.com has him at 5'11 196lbs, yahoo sports has him at 6'0 180lbs.

I wonder where the truth actually is. If Oilers acquire a forward with someone with a height not including 6.xx feet, the uneducated fanbase would be up in arms.

Since MacT says he wants to increase size of team, probably no surprise the press release is probably biased to overstate Perron's size.

Avatar
#11 Rob
July 10 2013, 02:57PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
20
cheers
Robin Brownlee wrote:

Size listed is directly from HockeyDB.com. Listed the likewise at HockeyReference.com Others have five-foot-11, 196. Big issue for you or just being a dick?

Haha 1 inch is pretty significant for a dick!

Avatar
#12 Mike Modano's Dog
July 10 2013, 02:57PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
3
cheers

Wow...what a waste of trade bullets.

How many other picks are available and young roster players to acquire a big power forward who can keep our young guys safe on our top lines?

Add David Perron to the list of players who will need to be protected now - one with concussion issues at that. On the plus side, however, MacT just told us he feels David Perron has a great skill level. ~Just what we needed (again).~

I only hope the Oilers managed to clone MPS and that 2nd round pick so maybe we can get that top pairing d-man (along with other assets from us) and that power forward we so badly needed.

Oh well - we still have Taylor Hall, Ebs, Yak and Schultz the younger to trade away to get those needs addressed.

No problem...

Avatar
#13 madjam
July 10 2013, 02:57PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers

Finally we got him , after passing on him with Nash and Plante . What a talent ! Put on one of the best performances by any player in a Memorial Cup I've seen . This kid can really excite and dazzle . Pleasant surprise . You like Gagner , then you'll love this kid . Book it -signed ,sealed and delivered . Things just took a turn for the better .

Avatar
#14 gravis82
July 10 2013, 02:58PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

love it.

Avatar
#15 Will
July 10 2013, 02:58PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

I don't really know much about his game. Brownlee, do you think this is an upgrade over Paajarvi at second line LW? I know Magnus has the size but he never really plays with an edge. Sure he can use it to drive to the net but I always felt like he was a softer player. Is Perron a bit more gritty?

Too bad we never got Clutterbuck for the third line as now there appears to be a hole there.

Maybe get Morrow, bring back Penner, trade Gags for even more D help and finally trade Hemsky for whatever other holes need filling/ draft picks.

Avatar
#16 Tyler
July 10 2013, 02:58PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
6
cheers

Perron soft?? Do you watch hockey??? The guy was pissing off the kings all playoffs. Great pickup. Perron competes every night and is hard To play against. Magnus is softer than butter and is not nearly as intense as he has to be if he wants top6 minutes.

Avatar
#17 book¡e
July 10 2013, 02:59PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
8
cheers

Oh, man, what the hell am I going to do with all of these ä's I bought in bulk at Costco to use to talk about Pääjärvi over the next few years. I even bought some capital Ä's to use every time he scored.

PÄÄJÄRVI!!!!!!

Dämn...

Avatar
#18 Walter Sobchak
July 10 2013, 03:00PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
3
cheers
striatic wrote:

the Oilers are a better team than they were this morning.

Perron puts up second line points and has excellent possession stats.

he's got three years left on decent 3.8m cap hit contract.

STL may have won this trade in the long term, maybe, but for next season Edmonton will be a better team.

I think by year three playing with Yakupov and Gagner, Perron might just be worth even more on the open market.

This is a sound win.

Avatar
#19 Truth
July 10 2013, 03:01PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
6
cheers

Perron is probably closer to 5'10" or 5'11", but that is the same for all those in the NHL listed to be 6'0". It's all relative. I was a lot taller and heavier in the program when I played competitively. Doesn't matter on your height or weight it's how you use it.

Avatar
#20 ghostofberanek
July 10 2013, 03:03PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
7
cheers

For all the griping about size, how big was this years Conn Smythe winner again? I'm not overly happy about Maggie leaving, but we're definitely a better team now. I still see room for a 3 for 1 trade on the horizon as well (Hemsky / D prospect / draft pick)

Avatar
#21 S4H1
July 10 2013, 03:06PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
book¡e wrote:

Oh, man, what the hell am I going to do with all of these ä's I bought in bulk at Costco to use to talk about Pääjärvi over the next few years. I even bought some capital Ä's to use every time he scored.

PÄÄJÄRVI!!!!!!

Dämn...

Ä for effort?

Avatar
#22 Slats Dick
July 10 2013, 03:10PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
5
cheers
Robin Brownlee wrote:

Size listed is directly from HockeyDB.com. Listed the likewise at HockeyReference.com Others have five-foot-11, 196. Big issue for you or just being a dick?

I have him at 91 kgs and 1.83M

Avatar
#23 Supernova
July 10 2013, 03:11PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

this move makes us better, but we need something else to drop.

Gagner trade block might have just grown.

there really isn't a spot for Gagner now, if we want more size top 6.

Avatar
#24 RJ
July 10 2013, 03:11PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

On paper, seems like a decent trade. He's a young LW with a decent contract who fills a hole on the second line, like Brownlee was talking about yesterday. I guess he knew something we didn't.

He was expendable because of a cap crunch. I've been waiting all off-season to see the Oilers trade with a team with cap problems, and they got Perron. Hopefully, he lives up to the enormous expectations of fans.

Avatar
#25 madjam
July 10 2013, 03:13PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

2 down - Just 4 more on wish list to go : Cliché and Clifford from L.A. , Henrique from Jersey and J.Scott from Buffalo . Might have to rename Craig , Big Mac..

Avatar
#26 RexLibris
July 10 2013, 03:14PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
5
cheers
Hayek wrote:

Perron is 5'11, 196lbs, not 6'0, 200lbs

I'm one inch taller in the mornings and four pounds heavier by bedtime.

Splitting hairs here I think.

Avatar
#27 D
July 10 2013, 03:15PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
2
cheers

The Oilers have done well in previous trades with the Blues. Hope this one works out. I like Paajarvi though . . .

Avatar
#28 book¡e
July 10 2013, 03:16PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
10
cheers
RexLibris wrote:

I'm one inch taller in the mornings and four pounds heavier by bedtime.

Splitting hairs here I think.

EVERY DAY? Wow, you must be huge by now!

Avatar
#29 Spydyr
July 10 2013, 03:18PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers
madjam wrote:

Finally we got him , after passing on him with Nash and Plante . What a talent ! Put on one of the best performances by any player in a Memorial Cup I've seen . This kid can really excite and dazzle . Pleasant surprise . You like Gagner , then you'll love this kid . Book it -signed ,sealed and delivered . Things just took a turn for the better .

What if you think Gagner is soft and one dimensional?

Avatar
#30 Lochenzo
July 10 2013, 03:18PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
2
cheers

Attitude. Perron will wade into the gritty areas of the ice. You have to remind Paajarvi to do that. Paajarvi can be effective if he does that consistently, but he's not there yet, but I'm confident that he will one day. But Paajarvi will never match Perron's stick skills.

Avatar
#31 Tyler
July 10 2013, 03:18PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
2
cheers

Love that we got Perron. Hate hate HATE that it cost us PRV. Is this an upgrade? Not by much. I'd bet money that PRV or Perron put up the same amount of points playing on a line with Gagner and Yak. Plus, PRV is a winger, who is young, is going to be on a value contract (see way less that 3.8million) and I also feel like HE JUST figured out how to score and be effective in this league. This makes no sense to me. Keep PRV for 3L, move the 2014 2nd, and throw in 2014 1st, or a D prospect not named Klefbom, Nurse, Maricine. If cost Maricine, fine, but not PRV. Bad trade in my books. I think we'll regret this one down the line.

Avatar
#32 HugThePost
July 10 2013, 03:19PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
3
cheers

Perron does seem to have an edge to him, something I can't see PRV ever having, even on his surliest of days.

Are all of the people posting here about Perron's height the same people braying for MacT to trade for Marchand?

After watching the endless line of useless coke machines the Oilers have tried over the years, I will take grit in any size, shape or color.

Avatar
#33 Ducey
July 10 2013, 03:20PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers

Perron > MPS

MPS was destined to be a very good 3rd line player who plays good defence and can chip in a few points.

Perron is a going to take Hemsky's spot. The top 2 lines are now filled out.

Yak - Gagner - Perron should be pretty good.

Part two of this trade is for Hemsky to be traded for someone to play in the bottom six.

Avatar
#34 DoubleJ
July 10 2013, 03:20PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

A top six forward for under 4 mil. Is a good thing. He's better then PRV and he's cheaper and younger then Hemsky. It's not a bad deal IMO. Is it the perfect deal no. Oshie or Stewart a better fit? Probably.

Avatar
#35 PutzStew
July 10 2013, 03:20PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
striatic wrote:

the Oilers are a better team than they were this morning.

Perron puts up second line points and has excellent possession stats.

he's got three years left on decent 3.8m cap hit contract.

STL may have won this trade in the long term, maybe, but for next season Edmonton will be a better team.

So who's gonna play on the 3rd line?

Avatar
#36 L
July 10 2013, 03:20PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
4
cheers

This is soo bad... MPS was the second hardest worker behind hall last year. He plays the body and could be a great 2 line winger. He has size and plays the body. I would think that MPS for Perron was a bad enough trade , but to throw in a 2nd rounder just makes it worse. Loved what MacT did up to this point. Adding a small forward with concussion issues does not seem like a good move. " Bold", yes. Magnus was a solid player and will definately be missed.

Avatar
#37 John Chambers
July 10 2013, 03:21PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
3
cheers

Top-6 winger - check.

Will likely deliver better results at a much better price point than Clarkson. Now to sign Penner for 3rd line LW and say Antropov for 4th line C.

Avatar
#38 Gaz
July 10 2013, 03:22PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
3
cheers

Who wants to bet DSF now spends the next two years telling us all how the Oilers gave up on Pajaarvi too quickly and he's a bargain for the Blues?

Avatar
#39 Ducey
July 10 2013, 03:23PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
book¡e wrote:

EVERY DAY? Wow, you must be huge by now!

...or 15.

Avatar
#40 L
July 10 2013, 03:24PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
3
cheers

Bad move. Lines were good just needed to get maxim lapierre for 3rd line C, and Bryan Boyle for 4th line centre. Hate this move as Paajarvi was stuck on the 3rd line all season and managed to still generate chances.

Avatar
#41 gravis82
July 10 2013, 03:25PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers

how about picking up morrow and penner to play bottom 6 roles on 2 year deals? Might be an overpay for a couple years, but they are better than what we have for those spots right now.

1)Hall/Nuge/Ebs 2)Perron/Ganger/Yakapov 3)Morrow/Gordon/Hemsky 4)Penner / ??? / Jones

5)smyth

Injuries will happen to a winger, which is when you move penner up and smyth in.

Anyway, just spit ballin' here.

Avatar
#42 LinkfromHyrule
July 10 2013, 03:25PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
11
cheers

holy crap people you all bitch when mact can't get anything done, now you all bitch when he does. It's not like we're the first team in history to overpay, and that can be the cost of doing business if nobody is biting.

Not only that I think a lot of you are seriously overvaluing our assets. Paajarvi may turn out great, but he may also not. You have to give quality to get quality... Perron is what we needed, but only time will tell who won the trade

I think so many years of watching our team poop the bed has made many of you pessimists!

Avatar
#43 TeeVee
July 10 2013, 03:27PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
5
cheers

I was initially pissed at giving up the 2nd round pick but I'm over it now.

I've never been in love with Paajarvi the player, only the potential of him becoming a top winger. So far that hasn't happened and I'm not sure if it will.

We just got ourselves a proven NHL 2nd line LW. He may not be the David Clarkson we were looking for, but he is definitely not soft like MPS and the kid can score.

Keep moving forward.

Avatar
#44 Putzstew
July 10 2013, 03:27PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers
striatic wrote:

the Oilers are a better team than they were this morning.

Perron puts up second line points and has excellent possession stats.

he's got three years left on decent 3.8m cap hit contract.

STL may have won this trade in the long term, maybe, but for next season Edmonton will be a better team.

Provided he wants to be there.

Avatar
#45 Putzstew
July 10 2013, 03:27PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
0
cheers
striatic wrote:

the Oilers are a better team than they were this morning.

Perron puts up second line points and has excellent possession stats.

he's got three years left on decent 3.8m cap hit contract.

STL may have won this trade in the long term, maybe, but for next season Edmonton will be a better team.

Provided he wants to be there.

Avatar
#46 smiliegirl15
July 10 2013, 03:27PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
7
cheers

I've dated more than one guy who said he was 6 feet and turned out to be about 5'10". Guys seem to measure inches with special rulers. ~

Avatar
#47 Supernova
July 10 2013, 03:27PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
4
cheers
RexLibris wrote:

I'm one inch taller in the mornings and four pounds heavier by bedtime.

Splitting hairs here I think.

this is a funny back and forth.

one of things that makes me laugh in hockey, is size talk.

sometimes a player is 6'0 and described as small, the next day someone is 6'1 and described as big.

sounds like that inch is a major difference.

I am 5'11 but when I played people would tell me off the ice, that they always thought i was like 6'2.

when your in that 5'11 to 6'1 one range it is all very relative, you can play big or play small.

it sounds like Perron plays big for his size.

Where as the knock on Paarjarvi is he plays small for his size.

Avatar
#48 Lochenzo
July 10 2013, 03:28PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers
madjam wrote:

2 down - Just 4 more on wish list to go : Cliché and Clifford from L.A. , Henrique from Jersey and J.Scott from Buffalo . Might have to rename Craig , Big Mac..

You had me until John Scott. If hockey were played east to west, he'd be perfect because he needs 200 ft of ice to turn.

Avatar
#49 Jeff
July 10 2013, 03:29PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
7
cheers

"David Perron could have a new NHL address in the coming days, and other names may emerge. Edmonton has the trade assets, the cap room and the desire to make a bold move." -- Lowetide, July 6

He may not have the best access, but is there any doubt who provides the best Oilers analysis and insight in the city? Well done LT.

Avatar
#50 ghostofberanek
July 10 2013, 03:29PM
Trash it!
0
trashes
Cheers
1
cheers
Spydyr wrote:

What if you think Gagner is soft and one dimensional?

If you think Gagner is soft and one dimensional, you simply don't watch him play enough. Undersized yes, but he's also a player who'll drop the gloves and kill penalties.

Why do Oiler fans always have to have a player to hate on?

Comments are closed for this article.