It's great that the top 6 is even more skilled now, but the Oilers were skilled last year, and when the games got tough, they usually lost. I think with the addition of Perron, we may see a few more offensive outbursts during the season, but they need to add some players to the bottom 6 that can win the team some games where everything isn't going in for the stars.
Perron just said he feels he likes the left side more than the right. The puck possession game Edmonton seems to want to play better suits him for the left, whereas he was good on the right in St. Louis because they'd be shooting for a rebound.
Gagner, Petry, Brown, 3rd rounder in 2014 for Coburn and Couturier
Hemsky for 2nd round pick in 2014
N.Schultz, 1st in 2014 for Gardiner
Potter to DET for 5th rounder
Sign Penner, Grabovski, Cleary, Gilbert
I'm thinking MacT has telegraphed the rest of his moves bringing in Perron instead of a big tough winger with skill.
So IMO, we'll likely see Hemsky traded for a bottom 6 forward and a pick, 2014 UFA Gagner traded for a top 4 defenseman, Grabowski signed as 2nd C and a few lesser big players for the bottom 6 signed cheap when we get closer to camp.