Sources Say: No Offer Made To Petry

Matt Henderson
January 14 2015 05:40PM

Looming overhead this entire season for the Oilers has been the contract status of Jeff Petry. As he was signed to a one year deal this past summer he was not eligible for contract negotiations until January 1st of this year. Despite the fact that the team can now negotiate with their top defenseman a source close to the situation has informed me that no such contract discussions have actually occurred.

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January 14 2015 03:42PM

jeff petry

In some ways, we've been following Jeff Petry as a young player for a decade but in terms of actually seeing him play games his arrival in the NHL in 2010 marks the beginning of his 'up close and personal' time as an Oilers player. There's still time for Petry to sign with the club but as January fades into February if we don't hear contract discussions I think it's fair to suggest we're seeing his final Oilers games.

Petry is an actual NHL defenseman and at this point is a cap bargain (that may change this summer). When discussing potential destinations for value players, it's always best to include Dean Lombardi and the Los Angeles Kings in the conversation.

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January 14 2015 01:29PM


Last week, I launched the January meme contest.  The theme of the contest was to show what Connor McDavids knows about Edmonton, or has learned about Edmonton.  The result was the complete annihilation of my email.  

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Robin Brownlee
January 14 2015 11:11AM

Having somebody stick a glove in the face of David Backes at the end of a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues Tuesday obviously wasn’t going to change the outcome for the Edmonton Oilers or address the laundry list of shortcomings we know all too well, but it needed to be done. Of course, it wasn’t.

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WWYDW: Solve the Oilers’ goaltending problems

Jonathan Willis
January 14 2015 09:05AM


It’s no secret that the Edmonton Oilers are bad. Dallas Eakins was fired on December 15 after his team won just seven of its first 31 games (23 percent), but not a lot seems to have really changed; the Oilers have won just three of 13 games since (also 23 percent).

But “What Would You Do Wednesday” isn’t about obsessing over problems; it’s about finding solutions. To that end, our question today focuses on one of the Oilers’ biggest issues: goaltending. How should the team fix the position?

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