Edmonton Oilers Get a Harsh Message from Corey Perry

TJ Tucker
March 23, 2024  (6:19 PM)

Corey Perry of the Edmonton Oilers speaks with reporters
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The Edmonton Oilers are hoping to leave tonight's game against the Buffalo Sabres with a win. One of their own teammates, Corey Perry, has bluntly told them how.

Corey Perry had a Strong Message for his teammates in Advance of Playing the Toronto Maple Leafs.

While speaking with reporters in advance of tonight's game against the Maple Leafs, Corey Perry told his teammates they have to remember that small slip-ups can change the momentum of an entire series once the playoffs come, and they have to play for an entire 60 minutes every single time. Asked how lineup changes have impacted players lately, Perry said they just need to do the best they can at all times.
"That the biggest thing, right? You check your ego at the door, it doesn't matter where you play or how much you play as long as the team is winning. That's all that matters when playoffs come around"

Corey Perry said the Edmonton Oilers have to realize that anyone, anywhere in the lineup can make a contribution on any given night, and that's the way it should be at all times. Perry, who won a Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007 and the Hart Memorial as the NHL's Most Valuable Player in 2011, knows what it takes to win in the playoffs.
Corey Perry signed with the Edmonton Oilers after having a contract with the Chicago Blackhawks terminated earlier this season. Full details on what happened have never been made public. However, Corey Perry and the Chicago Blackhawks reached a settlement over the issue without Perry having to file a grievance. After leaving the Chicago Blackhawks back in November, Corey Perry apologized to the team and fans, while saying he was entering the NHL/NHLPA Player Assistance Program for struggles with alcohol.
While Corey Perry knows all members of the Edmonton Oilers need to contribute, the team is also centered around key players such as Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl. An Insider recently predicted that upcoming negotiations between the Edmonton Oilers and Star player Leon Draisaitl would not go well. Draisaitl becomes an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season.
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Edmonton Oilers Get a Harsh Message from Corey Perry

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