Petry Trade Should Help The Oilers In McEichel Sweepstakes

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-03-02

It certainly was not the sort of return fans of the Edmonton Oilers were hoping for but in the end, no one should have been overly surprised to see Jeff Petry fetch what he did. Anyone who has watched the American blueliner play with any sort of regularity are well aware of the fact the Montreal Canadiens were essentially handed a gift by Craig MacTavish and company early Monday morning. View image | gettyimages.com With that said, the fact the Oilers have been downright terrible during Petry’s tenure in Orange and Blue left him with little value on the trade market. To be perfectly honest, as of this moment, you would be hard-pressed to find a many defenceman who have been moved during

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Jeff Petry deal exposes the Edmonton Oilers’ managerial incompetence

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-03-02

No matter what one thinks of Jeff Petry, the trade deadline deal that sent him to Montreal says unpleasant things about the Edmonton Oilers team and the men responsible for building it. Let’s start with the one extreme: That Petry is in fact a pretty good NHL defenceman. It’s the position I hold, the position my colleague David Staples holds and the position of ex-Oilers defensive coach Steve Smith. It may not be the correct position; I’m not infallible and neither are Staples or Smith, but let’s acknowledge that it is a position for which there is at least some evidence. From that perspective, this was not a good trade. Bruce McCurdy pointed that out in his customarily level-headed

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Canadiens acquire Flynn from Sabres

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-02

The Montreal Canadiens added depth by acquiring forward Brian Flynn from the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for a 2016 fifth-round draft pick on Monday morning. Flynn, 26, has five goals, 12 assists with eight penalty minutes in 54 games with the Sabres this season. He is expected to slot in on Montreal’s fourth line. He is scheduled to be a restricted free agent after the 2014-15 campaign. Flynn signed a two-year deal worth $1.275 million in 2013. Flynn has appeared in 159 career NHL games with Buffalo. Montreal added a defenceman earlier Monday morning when they traded for defenceman Jeff Petry from the Edmonton Oilers. It's not yet 8 a.m. in San Jose, where the #habs braintrust is h

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Trade Watchin’ The Oilers

Source: Tend The Farm
Date: 2015-03-02

Welcome to the trade deadline! I hope you brought the Maalox and the strong coffee, because things are likely to happen. We will update you here, with commentary, on the state of the Oilers moves (if there are any). Grab a seat. Tune in here () to watch the Trade Deadline show, and pray that your favorite player finds a patch of green grass. The post Trade Watchin’ The Oilers appeared first on Tend The Farm ~.

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Jeff Petry Traded To Montreal For Gum Stuck On Marc Bergevin's Shoe

Source: Copper N Blue
Date: 2015-03-02

And so it goes... via Chappy, earlier this morning: Jeff Petry has been dealt to Montreal for a second round pick and a conditional fifth round pick. Montreal gets a top four defenceman for cellophane noodles and styrofoam peanuts.  If the Canadiens win a playoff round, that fifth becomes a fourth rounder.  If they win two, that fifth becomes a third.  Conditionally, those six beers I had planned consuming today have just become eleven. Quick take on MacTavish's "haul": BEANS!  MAGIC BEANS! and for Petry: We've known that Petry is leaving Edmonton for awhile now, but it still stings.  As Ryan wrote about an impending Hemsky trade: And that's why the

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Oilers Trade Jeff Petry to the Montreal Canadiens

Source: The Hockey Writers
Date: 2015-03-02

On Sunday, Jeff Petry was a member of the last place Edmonton Oilers, a team looking forward to nothing but a high draft pick, and entrenched in what seems like an endless rebuild. Today, Petry joins the best team in the Eastern Conference, one equipped with the best goaltender in the league, poised to go on a Stanley Cup run. Decent day for Petry, I would think. The Oilers on the other hand, not so much. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports) Did the Oilers get a Good Return for Petry? The package coming back to Edmonton for Jeff Petry is a second round pick, and a conditional fifth round pick, that could potentially become a third. Not the worst return. In fact, that’s probably exactly

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Edmonton Oilers on NHL trade deadline day

Source: Edmonton Sun
Date: 2015-03-02

The clock is ticking with the NHL trade deadline set for March 2 at 1 p.m., MST.

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Disgust in Edmonton, praise in Montreal, as Twitter reacts to Jeff Petry trade

Source: Edmonton Journal - Cult of Hockey
Date: 2015-03-02

Twitter exploded this morning as two big hockey markets awoke to news that the Edmonton Oilers had traded their top defenceman, Jeff Petry, to the Montreal Canadiens for a second round draft pick and a conditional fifth round draft pick. Here’s how the news broke on Twitter, with reactions from media and Oilers fans and bloggers: Ryan Rishaug, TSN: Petry to Mtl, done Derek Blasutti @dawgbone98, Copper & Blue blogger: Montreal has Gilbert and Petry, 2 RH D that the Oilers didn’t believe in. Darren Dreger, TSN: 2nd and conditional 5th for Petry. Conditional on Montreal playoff success. Eric Macramalla @EricOnSportsLaw, lawyer and sports pundit: Petry is a great fit in Montreal

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THE TRADE DEADLINE LIVE BLOG

Source: Oilers Nation
Date: 2015-03-02

It’s that time of year again! That time when the Oilers sell off actual human beings for wishes and magic beans. How many beans are coming our way? We’ll be staring at Twitter with calculators in hand to find out those answers. Jeanshorts  and I will keep this thing updated throughout the day with everything that happens for the Oilers and around the NHL. This is the OilersNation trade deadline live blog!

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Who won the Jeff Petry deal?

Source: SportsNet
Date: 2015-03-02

The deal: The Canadiens acquire defenceman Jeff Petry in exchange for a second-round pick and conditional fifth-round pick in 2015. The money: Petry: Signed through 2014/15, with a cap hit of $3.1M What the Canadiens are thinking: Petry is a six-foot-three, right-shot blueliner who can play on Montreal’s second or third pair, possibly with young puck-mover Nathan Beaulieu or veteran Sergei Gonchar. The Habs now have a lot of depth on defence, which is something teams hoping to go deep in the playoffs covet. Montreal has two second-rounders in 2016, so surrendering these picks isn’t a huge deal. What the Oilers are thinking: Edmonton is compiling as many draft picks as possible in

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Jeff Petry to Canadiens: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

Source: Bleacher Report
Date: 2015-03-02

The Edmonton Oilers agreed on Monday to trade defenseman Jeff Petry to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a second-round pick and conditional fifth-round selection in the 2015 entry draft, the Oilers announced. Petry, 27, will be a free agent this summer and carries a $3.075 million cap hit, according to Sportsnet's Chris Johnston. The veteran has spent all five of his NHL seasons in Edmonton after being selected No. 45 overall in 2006. He has 15 points (four goals, 11 assists) in 59 appearances so far in 2014-15 and continued developing into a solid all-around defender. Edmonton largely chose to move on before Monday's trade deadline to avoid losing Petry for nothing over the summer. T

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SAIL ON, DES MOINES BUCCANEER

Source: Lowetide
Date: 2015-03-02

He arrived in the weeks after the Edmonton Oilers fell just short of glory and honestly there wasn’t much on him draft day. Petry was not among the 100 most heralded projections on any of the lists I could find at the time and there was precious little on him in the early days. Guy Flaming at Hockey’s Future: “Petry is a smart two-way defenseman who is an excellent skater with good mobility, which he uses to shut down opponents. The 6’2.5, 176-pound Petry plays with an edge and can lay out some good hits. He also doesn’t mind battling in front of the net. Offensively, Petry has a cannon for a point shot, but often uses a wrist shot as well so that it does not get blocked and d

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