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Elliotte Friedman Connects Corey Perry To The Edmonton Oilers In Latest Report


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Tyler Ball
January 14, 2024  (4:41 PM)
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Former Blackhawks forward Corey Perry lined up for a faceoff during the 2023-24 NHL season.
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Corey Perry has now been eligible to sign with a new team for a few days now. Things seem to be heating up in the opinion of one insider and the Edmonton Oilers are one of the teams to put their hat in the ring.

Friedman Connects Perry To Edmonton

During an appearance on the Jeff Marek Show Elliotte Friedman joined to talk about NHL topics naturally Corey Perry and his free agency frenzy came up. On the topic of Perry, Friedman mentioned that he wonders if the Edmonton Oilers have serious interest.
Elliotte Friedman on The Jeff Marek Show:

"I wonder about Corey Perry and [the Oilers]...now that the NHL has basically said that 'we're not gonna have an issue with Perry signing anywhere', I kinda wonder if that would be one of the teams."
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As of this moment, the reports have indicated that teams are doing their own investigations into Perry. If the Oilers do decide to pursue Perry it would not be the first time that they signed a controversial player in the middle of the season.

Will The Oilers Go After Another Controversial Forward Mid-Season?

In January of 2022, the Edmonton Oilers signed Evander Kane after multiple scandals surrounding him. At the time Kane was viewed as a player that might not be worth the risk associated with him.
The Oilers and Kane would go on to have a successful partnership and he would end up signing a four-year extension with the organization.
While Perry likely would not sign an extension even if things go well in Edmonton he could be a key piece to help the depth of the team. Perry showed in his time in Chicago he can still be an effective scoring option.
As Perry gets closer to signing all eyes will be on the Oilers to see if they are still in the mix.
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