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Here are how Oilers fans and bloggers reacted:
Oilers Nation blogger zach laing @zjlaing
This is interesting. My preference would be Koivu as 3C, but Turris wouldn’t be a terrible option at all.
CHED broadcaster Reid Wilkins @ReidWilkins
Heard from a couple of guys who have played against Turris. Summary: Good player, good person, needs to simplify his game sometimes. Low risk signing, playing behind 97 and 29 could get him going.
Oilers commentator Bob Stauffer @Bob_Stauffer
EDM gets a skilled right shot Center.
1.65M x 2 years as per @FriedgeHNIC
Kyle Turris has 4 x 50+ point seasons.
Looking to bounce back.
Played for Dave Tippett in Arizona
Edmonton Journal writer Jim Matheson @jimmathesonnhl
Oilers had to get centre who shoots right with only Haas in that boat before Turris signing
Cult of Hockey writer Kurt Leavins @KurtLeavins
I know lots of folks wondered about Koivu in Edmonton, me included. But when I checked around last night, there did not seem to be any fire where that smoke may have been. Foot speed perhaps a concern.
Oilers fan @AdnacOil
Kyle Turris was very good in Ottawa and was horrible in Nashville. He’ll provide some depth offense, good on the PP, maybe Edmonton is a better fit? Not a lot of risk in this signing
Sportsnet commentator Mark Spector @SportsnetSpec
Kyle Turris at $1.65 as 3C is a sound signing.
A 31 YO player at a later chapter in his career, takes on a role he is suited for. Still has skills to trade pucks with elite players, but not counted on as a top producer.
Tippett wanted him. Had him in ARI.
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