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Oilers' David Perron shows signs of scoring touch

Oilers' David Perron (left) misses his hit on Rangers defenceman Dan Girardi during first period...

Oilers' David Perron (left) misses his hit on Rangers defenceman Dan Girardi during first period NHL pre-season action in Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013. (Amber Bracken/QMI Agency)

ROBERT TYCHKOWSKI, QMI Agency

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EDMONTON - Does David Perron come to Edmonton with an exchange rate?

Now that his hands have been freed from the shackles of Ken Hitchcock’s effective, but somewhat stifling defensive system, how much are they worth in Edmonton?

A 45 to 50 point guy during his six year stretch in St. Louis, the hope is that Perron’s numbers will spike in Edmonton, where he will be playing in a faster, more creative environment, surrounded by faster, more creative players.

“I don’t want to go there, it’s pre-season,” grinned the new winger, who scored his team leading fourth and fifth goals in Tuesday’s 5-3 win over the visiting New York Rangers. “Let’s see the first 10 games, see what happens and go from there. I hope they go up. I worked hard over the summer and I’m only 25 years old. Hopefully they keep going up every year for then next six or seven years.”

Perron might represent the best of both worlds, or at least both of ends of the ice.


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