Some reaction from Oilfans.com:http://oilfans.com/forum/index.php?t=ne ... rt=0&rid=0
-Nice. Can definitely file him under "hard to play against". At almost 4M caphit...I guess this is MacT's answer for the empty LW spot on in the top 6? Not sure if I totally agree he's the right piece (5'11"), but guess he will have to do.
Ah crap...for Paajarvi...I don't like it anymore.
And a 2nd rounder?! #FireMacT
-I like the trade. I've always had a soft spot for Mags but you got to give something to get something.
Perron is a 25 year old who has trended upwards in his career. Best season so far is 50 points in the NHL. Not overly tall but stocky.
-Yeesh that's a pretty steep price....wish we could've gotten away with using some prospects down rather than Paajarvi plus the 2nd rounder.
One hole filled on the second line and another opens up on the third line...
-This signals the official give up on Magnus. Mark my words this one will bite the Oil in the ass big time. MPS will be solid for years to come.
-I liked PRV, but I guess to me its delivery vs. promise.
Perron is the best player in the deal, goes to the net pretty religiously, and has more sand to his game.
The only thing for me is that this is definitely a skilled forward on the left side on the top 6, but would have liked a little more size with the skill.
Like the deal, the Oilers may not win this deal long term but I think they do for the next 2-3 years.
-Crap trade. Paajarvi is going to be a beauty.
---I agree. Gave up on him a year early as far as I'm concerned.
-I think straight up would have been more fair.
-Oh sweet bajeezus.... *facepalm*
-We get smaller, give up a player, 2nd round pick and he has a 4million cap hit (which helps the blues). I dont like this.
-Don't like it.
Paajarvi was just starting to develop into a reliable player.
Perron has concussion issues.
Would have preferred a move for Kyle Clifford.
Dan Cleary nostalgia is kickin in.
The Oilers gave up value to get value.
Paajarvi is more of a potential value, and as he has spent significant time in the minors in the past few years and fairly the potential is 3LW he has some developing to do.
The Blues play a defensive physical game [similar to Kings and Bruins] and the Oilers are going to play a puck possession game [more similar to Wings and Chicago] and there is the potential that the puck possession system is going to play to Perron's strengths.
This will come back to haunt us, Perron has injury issues those are not the kind of players we need to be getting. Not only that but we gave up a 2nd round pick in the deal.
-Perron adds an incredibly important piece to that top 6. A fiesty, gritty winger, who can hit, score, and has a great shot.
Perron is a legit top 6, and has scored 20 goals twice.
PRV will be a solid NHL player, but hasn't proven to be a top 6 forward. The time for 'patience' with players to prove if they are top 6 or not is over for the Oilers. The time is NOW to begin competing and being a playoff team.
We know exactly what we get with Perron, a terrific top 6 winger, we don't with PRV, top 6? Maybe, checker? possibly......
As mentioned, also take into account the WAY Perron plays vs PRV. Perron's STYLE of play is far more what we need in that top 6. PRV, too much of a perimeter player and still soft. Perron far more compliments the top 6 - great piece to the top 6 puzzle.