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Comrie Is Heading To The Penguins

September 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Comrie’s second stint in Edmonton has officially come to an end. Mike Comrie’s agent Rich Winter broke the news on the Team 1260 this morning that his client, Mike Comrie, will be playing in Pittsburgh next season. Winters didn’t give a dollar amount but did say it was a very cheap one year deal. Comrie missed some significant time with mono last season but still posted 13-8-21 in 43 games for the Oilers.

I would have liked the Oilers to bring Comrie back this season on a one year deal comparable to the $1.125M the Oilers paid him last season. Once upon a time, in the not so distant past, Comrie was a top six NHL forward. He has scored at least 20 goals in three of the five post lockout seasons and scored at a 20 goal pace last season too but was derailed by mono. He is most certainly small but he plays tougher than you might expect at first. In fact his style of play is something some many of the Oilers small forwards could benefit from watching. Read more…