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01-09-2013, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by nexttothemoon View Post
I would guarantee Peckham gets picked up by some team if he hit waivers. Hell Chorney got picked up by St. Louis and even guys like Foster and Barker got picked up by teams (not just goofy Edmonton).

Peckham has a rep around the league for being a hard nosed guy willing to stick up for his teammates. He also has shown that he can play bottom pairing D without bleeding too many goals.

Now we as Oiler fans may not think quite as highly of him because we think he's regressed somewhat this past year but I guarantee you one of the other 29 GM's out there would take a flyer on him if he hit the waiver wire.

He's on a relatively cheap contract, he's physical and he's still fairly young... that's a combo that's hard to pass up and it's why the Oilers will give him a longer look as well during this shortened season to see if he can become a steady bottom pairing dman again.
Agreed. Teams are always looking for guys that can play with an edge, and Peckham in his prime is probably a #5 dman who can make other teams lives hell, and hold them responsible if they do something to the stars

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