Three Cons Of The Edmonton Oilers Signing Corey Perry 

With the Edmonton Oilers signing if Corey Perry now official. It may not be all good news for the team and Perry.

Sep 28, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA;  Chicago Blackhawks forward Corey Perry (94) warms up before a
Sep 28, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago Blackhawks forward Corey Perry (94) warms up before a / Jamie Sabau-USA TODAY Sports
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May 4, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Tampa Bay Lightning forward Corey Perry (10) taunts the Toronto / John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The hot and fresh news around the Edmonton Oilers these days is all about the signing of free agent Corey Perry. While Perry will help with the Oilers depth and experience there are some cons that he may bring. 

With his contract coming in at a cap hit of $775000 for the one season there isn’t much more you could hope for when it comes to bringing in a veteran depth forward at the deadline. If the Oilers were to trade for a player like this it would have likely cost them a 3rd or even a second round pick. So getting him for nothing but the cap hit is a huge win in my opinion.

In this article, I will go through and break down 3 bad things about signing Corey Perry. Before I get into this, I personally think the signing of Corey Perry is a good thing. 

1-3 in Stanley Cup Finals

Of all the “bad” baggage that Perry brings this has to be the strangest one that I have seen people complain about on social media. 

Yes, Perry has lost a majority of the time he went to the Cup finals, but at least he made the Cup Finals. You can’t singly blame Perry for those losses, just like he didn’t single-handedly carry his team to the cup final. 

For the Edmonton Oilers before this signing the only player I can think of they have that has gone to a Cup final was Brett Kulak and I am pretty sure they don’t have a single Stanley Cup winner on the team. 

The more players the Oilers have with long playoff run experience the better off this team will be in the long run. Perry could not make a difference on the ice, but the difference he will make off the ice will be very much worth it.