GDB 39.0: Another re-tooling begins, Perron traded.

Jason Gregor
January 02 2015 01:18PM

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Are the Oilers in Rebuild III? Many believe they are after trading David Perron to Pittsburgh for a 1st round pick this summer and journeyman winger Rob Klinkhammer.

I don't think they plan on rebuilding, but on the surface this trade doesn't make much sense. It clearly makes the Oilers worse today and for the next few years. A late first round pick this summer will not help this team for at least three years.

Unless they are planning on making a major move and needed to clear cap space, this trade is another backwards step if the end goal is to make the playoffs.

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David Perron traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins

Jonathan Willis
January 02 2015 10:23AM

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On Friday, the Edmonton Oilers finally put an end to rumours that had been circulating for months, sending David Perron to the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for a first round draft pick and Rob Klinkhammer. 

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
January 02 2015 06:30AM

Team Canada keeps on rolling, Canucks looking to deal, Fire Carlyle, Draisaitl back to junior, Evander Kane out long term and more in this week's Roundup.

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THE GUESSING GAME

Robin Brownlee
January 01 2015 07:09PM

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Having been hopelessly wrong more times than I care to remember when it comes to predicting who’ll do what and which team will finish where over the past three decades or so, it’s still tempting to try to read the tea leaves to figure out what’s next.

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FORENSICS: BLUE

Lowetide
January 01 2015 01:35PM

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The Oklahoma City Barons have seen two college defenders debut and then make quick work of the minors before establishing themselves as NHL options. Once they arrive in the NHL, a lack of physical play becomes an issue. Why? And if this is an issue, why are the Oilers procuring these players? Further, what does it tell us about Dillon Simpson and his future in the organization?

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