Western Contender Emerges As Favourites To Land Corey Perry

Samer Dagher
January 15, 2024  (10:56)

Forward Corey Perry during pre game warm-up in Chicago Blackhawks uniform
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According to reports, a western conference contender has emerged as a favourite to land unrestricted free agent forward Corey Perry.

Edmonton Oilers Emerge As Favourites To Sign Corey Perry

The Edmonton Oilers are strongly considering the prospect of signing free-agent winger Corey Perry, and it seems to be a top contender. Perry, who is undoubtedly seeking a team with serious Stanley Cup aspirations, could find a perfect fit in Edmonton. The opportunity to play alongside stars like Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl is a rare chance, coupled with the Oilers having genuine ambitions of winning the Cup this season.
Various sources, including The Athletic's Dom Luszczyszyn and MoneyPuck, give the Oilers favorable odds of around 11 percent and 5.7 percent, respectively, to win the Stanley Cup. Betway's +1000 odds imply a 9.09 percent chance. With the Oilers boasting a talented roster and an impressive record of winning 17 of their last 20 games, they emerge as a strong candidate to sign Perry, as mentioned by Daily Faceoff's Frank Seravalli.
«I have zero doubt that, like zero, that someone signs him,» said Seravalli. «I think the Oilers are an authentic candidate. I think when you consider their roster and how, for whatever reason, going back to even the (Jesse) Puljujarvi days, the right side of their lineup has always been slightly thin.

«And I think that part makes a ton of sense. I think there's also an element to Corey Perry that would be really valuable to the Oilers, in addition to his game, which has defied father time. He (was) on track for 50-some points this year and 20 goals, or thereabout. Still a talented play, someone that has had lots of playoff success, three-straight Stanley Cup finals, all losing efforts, right around the COVID years, and of course won one to start his career with the Anaheim Ducks.

Considering Edmonton's cap space, albeit limited, Perry's league minimum ideal of $775,000 could fit within the Oilers' budget, with some flexibility up to $957,833.
The potential signing of Corey Perry brings excitement and anticipation for Oilers fans as they look to strengthen their lineup for a serious Cup run.
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Western Contender Emerges As Favourites To Land Corey Perry

Where do you think Perry will sign?

Toronto19043.2 %
Edmonton11225.5 %
Florida5211.8 %
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