Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Ducks could deal Perry
By Victoria Matiash
Are Corey Perry's days with the Anaheim Ducks numbered? According to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun, the Ducks are expected to engage in more contract talks with reps for Perry and Ryan Getzlaf in the next seven to 10 days. And LeBrun suggests GM Bob Murray could move the former soon-to-be-UFA, if an extension isn't signed by the April 3rd trade deadline -- regardless of where the team sits in the standings.
Pierre LeBrunDon't rule out Perry trade
"... Just my own gut feeling: I think a Getzlaf extension will get done, I’m not sure about Perry at this point. On the one hand, you figure there’s no way you can afford to trade Perry, given that the Ducks are challenging for first overall in the NHL standings. On the other hand, I think every GM in the league watched as Nashville kept Ryan Suter past the trade deadline last season, same for New Jersey and Zach Parise, and then watched both players walk out the door July 1, getting nothing in return ... Again, no one has told me that but that’s me reading the tea leaves, especially when you consider how sour the Ducks were after losing Justin Schultz to free agency last summer ..."