Thread: Confirmed with Link: Oilers re-sign Peckham (1year/$1.075M)
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07-16-2012, 12:15 PM
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Oilers wanted to retain Peckham because the only guy with that tough skillset on defense is Sutton, and Teubert's not a lock to turn into a solid NHLer. If Sutton gets injured you've got a pretty soft defense corps, plus how many years does he even have left? You don't want to be desperate down the road and have to overpay for a tough #6 D. Thus the Oilers qualified Peckham, and it's only for one year so who cares.

Peckham didn't have a lot of options. Given his recent play and injuries he wasn't getting more term or dollars so he accepts his QO, which given his play last year is an overpayment. If he bounces back he can sign a better deal next year. That would be a win for everybody.

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