Tyler Johnson is no stranger to being on a team that has had high hopes only to miss the playoffs or have early playoff failures. With his time on the Tampa Bay Lightning. In his time there the Lightning were perennial favourites.
During his time there he did win 2 Stanley Cups, but those came after several failed attempts. I think bringing in a player like this could help motivate the current roster and help them emotionally when the team is down.
Having someone there who knows how to go all the way would be a great move. His cap hit is a bit high but if you sent Campbell back the other way it would be a wash. Plus Johnson’s contract is up at the end of the year.
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Even though Perry is currently being held out of the lineup for an unknown reason, if his issue isn’t anything too major he is a guy that I would bring in. Corey Perry also has a ton of playoff experience. Not only that he has done it with several different teams.
I am not saying he will save this season for the Oilers, but I think bringing him in would help to get some of these players to play a smarter, more hardnosed game, which is something that this team needs to start doing.
Perry also has a pretty high cap hit, but just like with Johnson, the Oilers would need to send Campbell back the other way. It would also help this team out next season as Perry’s contract wraps up at the end of the season.
Although both of these players are in the bottom half of their careers they still will bring something to this struggling Edmonton Oilers team. I think the issues aren’t just on the ice and bringing in a veteran could help this team out immensely.