Jim Matheson: Oilers Need Zenon Konopka
Oilers should have signed Zenon Konopka
Time to beat a dead horse. The Oilers should have signed free-agent centre Zenon Konopka this summer.
He would have killed two birds with one stone. He’s a career 58.7 percent face-off guy, and he loves to fight. He’s had 106 majors in his NHL career. You can dress Konopka every night, or most of them. He sometimes goes a little hairy and takes the odd bad penalty, but the Minnesota Wild centre is tough and he’s willing and he can play 8-10 minutes a night.