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07-11-2013, 02:33 PM
Jazzy B
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Originally Posted by guymez View Post

Size: 6'1"/200 lbs
Age: 29
Avg NHL PPG: 0.4
Contract$: $5.25M/yr 7 year term


Size: 6'0"/200 lbs (as reported by the player)
Age: 25
Avg NHL PPG: 0.58
Contract: $3.8M/yr 3 years left

Players are basically the same size. Perron is entering his prime Clarkson has peaked and will likely start to decline. Perron is a vastly superior offensive player and at least as good or not better defensively.
Perron will likely get better as well.

So for an additional $1.45M per season and a very restrictive additional 4 years the Oiler could have had a player in Clarkson who is offensively inferior and a little grittier.

Perron brings some grit and much better offence. Perron brings more cap flexibility and doesn't throw the salary structure out of whack.
In addition to all that, Clarkson is a RW - we've got 3 top 6 right wings already.

But Clarkson brings a certain level of physicality to the game that Perron doesn't, even though Perron has a nose for the net. That said, I'm happy with the way things unfolded.

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