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01-14-2013, 04:23 AM
The Drive for Nine
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Northern Alberta
Petrell is filler until the youth in OKC gets better and displaces him on the roster. Harti is already knocking on the door which makes it more crowded on the wings.
If MPS or another winger in OKC were to actually develop into NHL regulars, Petrell would be gone but I don't see that happening anytime soon with the way things are going in OKC. I think Petrell is safe as a utility forward on the team for the foreseeable future.
He doesn't have a lot of trade value due to his age and limited upside but if the Oilers make a trade involving another player higher up the depth chart... it's players like Petrell that stick around and fill the gaps... again until better options are developed internally.
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