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The Improving Jeff Petry

from Joanne Ireland of the Edmonton Journal,

His game has taken a marked turn for the better, and it’s hard to fathom a scenario where the Oilers will just let their 2006 draft pick walk on July 1 without at least securing a draft pick — assuming, of course, he isn’t re-signed.

But between now and March 2, Petry intends to do what he can to dismiss the external chatter.

“It’s business as usual for me. From the summer until the first week of the season, there were rumours going around, so I just have to continue to block them out. They are just rumours until something actually happens,” the 27-year-old said before the team headed out for a six-game road trip that starts Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs and concludes Feb. 16 against the Winnipeg Jets.

“I’ve talked to my agent a little bit about what to expect. From there, it’s just a wait and see.”

A healthy scratch earlier this season, Petry has been the steadiest of the defencemen of late, although he may never be physical enough to hush his critics.

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So, do the Oilers have their writers doing team PR like the Wings do?

Posted by VitoLambruski on 02/06/15 at 11:06 AM ET

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Al Evjen ·  Top Commenter

We will make the big mistake of trading Petry and losing one of our best players. That’s the Oiler way. STUPID

One of the Oilers fan seems to agree…. we should snag him

Posted by Pasha1277 on 02/06/15 at 11:54 AM ET

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He’ll probably end up getting $7mil/year at 7 years on the open market this summer for some stupid reason too.

I swear, I’m going to strongly encourage my future son be a right handed Dman some day so he can be desired and highly paid.

Posted by TreKronor on 02/06/15 at 12:11 PM ET

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TK, mines due in 3 weeks.  Already having visions of right handed D grandeur

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 02/06/15 at 11:49 AM ET

Haha, that’s great.  Congrats man!

Posted by TreKronor on 02/06/15 at 12:54 PM ET

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One of the Oilers fan seems to agree…. we should snag him

Posted by Pasha1277 on 02/06/15 at 10:54 AM ET

I dont really know what we’d do with a Oil fan…...but okay lets go get that fan.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 02/06/15 at 04:22 PM ET

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He’s been a healthy scratch this year.  On the Oilers.
11 points in 51 games.
Not an upgrade.

Pass.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 02/06/15 at 06:30 PM ET

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