Concerning record by Corey Perry makes spell worse on Edmonton Oilers

Concerning record by Corey Perry makes spell worse on Edmonton Oilers

Uh oh…

Chris Gosselin

We all know about the Corey Perry curse. If you don’t, well it’s quite simple for the poor guy. The veteran forward will be making his Stanley Cup Final appearance with his fifth different team, having previously played in the Finals with the Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Montreal Canadiens and Tampa Bay Lightning. He did hoist the Cup in 2007 with the Ducks, but the rest of his success rate isn’t encouraging. When reaching the Finals in 2020 with Dallas, in 2021 with Montreal and then in 2022 with the Lightning, Perry lost all three times.

And the so-called Corey Perry curse was born. When the veteran player started off the season with the Chicago Blackhawks, there was a glimmer of hope that the curse would come to an end, seeing that the Hawks weren’t even close to being contenders for the ultimate prize.

However, there was the saga with Perry in Chicago, where his contract was terminated because of “conduct that is unacceptable.” And he landed in Edmonton on January 22nd, signing a one-year deal with the Oilers, who are known for handing out second chances like it’s candy on Halloween.

The Oilers now have to deal with Perry’s reaching the conference final four times in the past five years and having nothing to show for it. He is the first player in the history of the National Hockey League to pull this off.

With the Cup finals kicking off over the weekend against the Florida Panthers, Perry has another chance to secure his second career championship.

However, if the curse and previous stats are a real thing, it may be a Bust for the Oilers, and Perry again this month. I wonder if the curse could be broken by head coach Kris Knoblauch if he chooses to once again make Perry a healthy scratch in the postseason.

The 39-year-old forward has recorded one assist and a minus-2 rating in 13 playoff games with the Oilers.

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