What is Petry's value?

Jason Gregor
January 22 2015 03:30PM

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It has been obvious to me since the beginning of the season that Jeff Petry was going to be traded. He will be a 27-year-old UFA on July 1st, and the temptation to see what teams will want to sign him and for how much money is too enticing to pass up.

The big questions are what is he worth in a trade and what type of salary will he command on July 1st?

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Drafting Power Forwards

Matt Henderson
January 22 2015 01:48PM

Since writing the Crouse piece I have had a few people ask me really interesting questions about the potential of these young players. First and foremost I should say this: I don’t presume to know the future. I can’t say for certain that Crouse will not be the next great power forward in the NHL. All I have to go on is history. So when I was asked if power forwards develop slowly I thought it was an interesting question.

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The Sum Total of the David Perron Trade

Jonathan Willis
January 22 2015 11:48AM

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It’s always interesting to compare the acquisition cost to the departure price when a team acquires a player and then a relatively short time later sends him out of town. The Edmonton Oilers did it with David Perron; did the team come out ahead?

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DESTINATION PETRY: THE MONTREAL CANADIENS

Lowetide
January 21 2015 05:07PM

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At some point over the next several weeks, the Edmonton Oilers will probably send away Jeff Petry to the highest bidder. The trade deadline is a time for rentals but Petry is a player who has far greater value because of his youth and perceived future value. He has a lot of miles left and has put in his time learning the NHL game. A smart team could end up trading rental price for a useful defender over a long period (should he sign). One team that has shown an ability to make intelligent seasons over recent months: The Montreal Canadiens.

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WWYDW: The Long-Term Coach of the Edmonton Oilers

Jonathan Willis
January 21 2015 11:15AM

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The Edmonton Oilers are just 5-9-2 since firing Dallas Eakins, but with Tuesday’s shootout win the club has improved to 5-4-2 since general manager Craig MacTavish went back upstairs and left the whole kit and caboodle in the hands of interim head coach Todd Nelson.

Is Nelson a long-term fit, or should the Oilers look to a veteran replacement this summer?

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