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yave1964

Corey Perry to be bought out by Ducks

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14 years, a Stanley Cup, a Hart trophy, 372 goals a Richard Trophy. Now, for Corey Perry it is time to see what is next.

 

  GM Bob Armstrong could not find a taker so he bought out the last two seasons of Perry's contract making him an UFA available to sign with whoever he wants. Perry had two years remaining with a cap hit of just under 9 million per and between releasing Perry and planning on putting Ryan Kesler on LTIR it will free up enough money for the Ducks to be players in free agency going forward.....

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I detest Perry as one of the games biggest whiners, kind of a Ryan Clowe type who thinks every call is against him, but man could he play. Fearless in front of the net, takes no quarter, damn shame his knees have essentially wrecked his career. Probably not quite a HOFer at this point but he may somehow pull out a season or two. Rumor I read already is Edmonton is interested.

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Corey Perry, even after he came back from injury last season, wasn't quite the same player.
What you said about him, @yave1964 , both the good qualities and the bad, is spot on.... but man, did he ever seem timid out there when returning from injury.

Almost as if, he wasn't quite "there" and was afraid of re-injuring something or the other.
Then, once he seemed to get some of his "snarl" back, his team was completely out of things and he was still out of sync with his linemates and the Ducks team as a whole.

Thing is, if he is willing to take "show me" or "prove it" contract from someone, he may be worth taking a flyer on (settle down Philly fans, wasn't meaning specifically YOU guys!  :D ), and some GM could find themselves with a nice veteran, good all around, nasty (and whiny) player to help out their playoff campaigns.
And perhaps, now being further removed from whatever ailed him and having the off season to recover, he could be back mentally to the kind of state he needs to be in, to play the kind of aggressive, in-your-face, pain-in-the-arse, and yes, rat-like style he needs to play in order to be at his best.

Of course, even at a bargain price tag, if he is willing to take one, it may end up ultimately being "throwing away money", as maybe Perry's time as a truly viable NHL'er has passed.
But for maybe about 1.5-2M, heck...even 3M/per for a one or two year contract? Might be worth it.

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