|Posted on July 10, 2013 at 7:35 PM|
The Edmonton Oilers have acquired David Perron from the St. Louis Blues. Magnus Paajarvi and a second-round pick will go to STL in return.
This is a pretty even trade for both sides, at times as an Edmonton Oilers fan I saw the potential of Magnus Paajarvi, and the reason the Oilers made him a top 10 pick in the NHL entry draft. the key words there being "at times" majority of the time Paajarvi was way too soft. This is a player who failed to use his size and strength to get to the net. There is still massive potential there.
In David Perron Edmonton Oilers will see someone with a very high compete level shift after shift. as mentioned above Perron have had injury problems in the past. This is the price you pay to be a multi-20 guy with All-Star potential.
For as good as Paajarvi could be, the 25-year-old Perron is more of what Edmonton needs now!
[Source: HockeyFanLand.com] / [Photo: Sarah Connors]
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