The Edmonton Oilers have signed Mike Comrie to a low-risk one-year contract worth just $1.125 million.


Fantasy Impact: Interesting move, given the way Comrie left the team. But let's face facts - he had huge promise in Edmonton and was making strides towards showing it. Then he left the Oilers, floundered with four different teams, and is now worth just over a million bucks. Going back to where he had success is a solid move and it just might pan out. Sam Gagner may have something to say about it though, as the youngster is ready to assume second-line duties. Comrie could end up on the third line in Edmonton with an upside of 45 points. What could change that is an injury to either Gagner or Shawn Horcoff, in which case Comrie could really surprise by getting back to his productive ways. That's a pretty big if though. For now, pencil him in for 45 points or so and leave your Gagner and Horcoff predictions unchanged.


The move adds skilled, experienced depth, so those depth wingers may see a small perk in their points (maybe five extra points). Wingers such as Robert Nilsson and Dustin Penner.


Prospect Jordan Eberle will certainly not make the team now, if that was in doubt before.


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fzusher said:

... Wouldn't it be even more ironic if as a result of not making the team and being waived (he has to clear waivers to be demoted) Schremp ends up on the Isle having the impact Comrie failed to have last year?

Local media have to say he'll be in the top-6 because they need to hype him up - he's the team's big summer move other than Bulin (with apologies to Matt Nickerson and Dean Arsene). I doubt anything is sewn before camp other that Hemsky being on the top line. New coach means anything's up for grabs in the top-9. Comrie joins 6 other players competing for 5 top-6 spots (Horcoff, O'Sullivan, Penner, Gagner, Cogliano, Nilsson), and the 2 losers face competition with Moreau and Pisani for 3 third line spots, with Schremp, Pouliot, Potulny and Brule also possibilities to put themselves into the mix in camp. With 10 players (not including the four prospects just mentioned) vying for top-9 spots, someone's an odd man out now, so they may still look to pull off a trade.

September 11, 2009
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Mervillian said:

... Wouldn't it be ironic if this was the final nail in the Robbie Schremp Oiler coffin, given he was selected with the 1st round pick and biggest part of the return when they traded Comrie to Philly.
September 10, 2009
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Darcy Sulz said:

... Local media (Tensor-630CHED, TEAM1260) have been stating (strongly) that Comrie will play the wing. Top 6.
September 10, 2009
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FTO said:

... I think he said he is playing wing for the last couple of years in a presser today... so I would expect this

Penner Horcoff Hemsky
Comrie Gagner O'Sullivan
September 10, 2009
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Dobber said:

... I have Cogliano on the wing - he's pretty much a winger now.
September 10, 2009
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doulos said:

... Really tough to figure out what the lines might be at this point.

4th line grab bag

Who knows...
September 10, 2009
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James said:

... So where does that put Cogliano? he was slotted for second line duty, no?
September 10, 2009
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