According to numerous sources, former NHL MVP Corey Perry has agreed to a contract with the Edmonton Oilers. Social media went crazy today when the news broke. Here are a few of the standouts:
John Shannon, a hockey analyst
The Edmonton Oilers have indeed signed Corey Perry. One thing to consider… On Thursday, the Blackhawks take on the Oilers. There’s no assurance he’ll be prepared to play by then.
Paul Bissonnette, a hockey analyst @BizNasty2point0
It’s Corey Perry again. The oilers are raring to go. The Worm is unlocked by Lucky 13. They might never drop a game again. #LetsGoOilers
Paul Almeida @AzorcanGlobal, an Oilers fan
Corey Perry gives the #Oilers bottom six a little more bite. He can still make an impact on the scoreboard and temporarily replace players further up the lineup.
The Oilers took a little risk.
The “old man power line” could be the Oilers’ fourth line.
Perry Ryan Garner
Signing artist Allan Mitchell of The Athletic There is no Patrick Maroon with Corey Perry. There is a problem with foot speed. Additionally, since McDavid arrived, the Oilers have used 1,000 right-wing players. Officially, he holds the position of “Spinal Tap drummer” on the roster.
Hall of Fame hockey writer Terry Jones@byterryjones
I have no problem with the Edmonton Oilers acquiring Corey Perry but I believe the biggest improvement in the second half of this season will be Dylan Holloway.
L.A. hockey fan and coach Michael Dyck @mdycksalescoach
The Oilers culture is toxic – adding Perry will only add to their demise
Oilers fan Jackie Bee @JackieBee_16
Fam…it’s 100% ok if you’ve flip flopped on Perry coming to Edmonton. I have mixed feelings for sure.
But I just want to win and he improves the bottom 6.
Me to Perry before his 1st game as an Oiler
1. Find a different number because you will not strip Derek Ryan of number 10.
2. Be a pain in the ass – but only to other teams, any shenanigans directed at our boys or our club and I’ll cut you
Oilers fan Brett Jeffrey @fields1096
Mac-T was a good signing.
Kassian was a good signing.
Kane was a good signing.
Corey Perry is gonna be a good signing.
I’m just happy to be here.
The Edmonton Oilers have won 13 straight and just added Corey Perry.
What a time to be alive!
Oilers fan KGYEG @KGYEG
Corey Perry may not be as openly happy and joking as Klim Kostin, but we got Klim’s replacement for free and he has 19 years of experience and is better.
This team is vastly better in the bottom six and way harder to play against than yesterday.
Oilers fan Sarah Thomas @esarahthomas
I’ve been an open hater of corey perry since day one, but now that he’s an oilers i’m a fannn
Big Head Hockey @BigHeadHcky
Corey Perry in the last 5 seasons:
— Signs with the Dallas Stars and makes the cup final
— Signs with the Montreal Canadiens and makes the cup final
— Signs with the Tampa Bay Lightning and Makes the cup final
— Signs with the Chicago Blackhawks and has his contract terminated 16 games into the season
— Signs with the Edmonton Oilers and?
Oilers fan James McKinlay @soJamesMcKinlay
Immediately I thought “fake news” then “ I must be dreaming” and finally I accepted my reality. The Oilers are making a push. It’s all too much
Oilers fan Darcy McLeod Woodguy @Woodguy55
I am now looking forward to Corey Perry to break his Cup losing streak.
His brand of assholishness was shitty to watch play against the team I cheer for.
Now that he plays for the team I cheer for, I welcome it.
Yes, I’m that shallow when it comes to making EDM better.
Oilers fan Morgan Laidler @MorganLaidler
Do I have mixed feelings about Corey Perry? Yes
Do I hope he does well here? Also yes
Am I going to make fun of it? Of course
Just go win the cup.
Oilers fan Ahmed @NHL_Bouchard
Corey Perry might actually be the perfect bottom 6er for this team, pumped for him to join
This team is legit a piece or two away from perfection
Oilers fan @MissFit_
I dislike Corey Perry but I absolutely hated Kassian when he broke Ganger’s jaw with a stick and then mocked him when he wore the fishbowl. So I guess what I’m saying is that if the player can contribute to my team, I’ll tolerate them.
Calgary Flames fan site The Win Column @wincolumnCGY
Corey Perry is insufferable
Evander Kane is insufferable
Perry and Kane on the same team is beyond insufferable
Perry and Kane on the Oilers together is quite possibly the worst combination in human history