Oil on Whyte Ruling: Under
Interestingly enough Dobber has Perron playing in only 68 games this season. Does he know something we don’t? Doubtful. Sure he’s been hit with the injury bug during his young career but last season in St. Louis he played in all 48-games, a telling tale that perhaps he has turned the page and fully recovered from his concussion issues. The Oilers are banking on that being the case anyway.
Prior to the concussion, Perron played in every game but one over the span of two seasons with the Blues from 2008-10. Not surprising that those were his best two seasons with 50 and 47 points respectively.
Back to this year and the 49 point projection that would be his second highest point total and could be a coming of age party for David Perron and the Oilers. It could happen, but for the purpose of this series I’m saying it won’t, at least not this year.
I still expect Perron to have a fine year with the Oilers, providing he stays healthy and there would be nothing wrong if he scored 20-goals and recorded 45 points. It would still be his third highest point total and would pave the way to a breakout season next year with the Oilers when he’s truly adapted to both life in Edmonton and coach Eakins style of play.
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