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Perry keeping options open after Getzlaf signs

Mar 8, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT


How will Ryan Getzlaf’s new eight-year, $66 million contract impact Corey Perry‘s future?

That’s the big question now in Anaheim.

Perry, 27, is a a pending unrestricted free agent and, of the two players, was thought to be the most likely to test the open market once his current contract with the Ducks expires this summer.

Predictably, Perry isn’t committing to anything, telling reporters today he’s just going to “wait and see what happens.”

“I’m not going to change my answer just because [Getzlaf] signed,” said Perry, per the OC Register.

While the 2011 Hart Trophy winner concedes “it helps” that Getzlaf will be with the Ducks long term, it won’t be the only factor in Perry’s decision-making process.

Related: Why would the Ducks trade Perry?

  1. einjzmolf - Mar 8, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    He’ll pull a Josh Hamilton and sign with the Ducks’ rival, just to ‘ruffle everyones feathers’.. ha.. see, what i did there.. ruffle.. feathers.. ducks.. yeah. Okay bye.

    • noisetheorem - Mar 8, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      I hate myself for this, but have a thumbs up.

  2. austav - Mar 8, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    he would look great in a preds sweater. make it happen mr. poile!

  3. flyersfan67 - Mar 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Love to see him in orange and black

  4. bcisleman - Mar 8, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    I’ve read where Perry would like to move back east, If that’s the case, its unlikely he will sign w/ a western team. Suspect an eastern team w/ cap space and prospects to spare will trade for him at the draft as ANA surely will not want to break up the team during a possible Cup run.

    • withseidelinn - Mar 8, 2013 at 3:26 PM

      I would love to see Ryan or Perry with the Leafs, even though they’re extremely crowded on the wing. No idea how it would work but that’s what GMs are for.

    • killerpgh - Mar 8, 2013 at 5:06 PM

      Unless the Ducks give the other team(s) a chance to talk about contract with Perry before the trade is completed I don’t see teams willing to give up a lot for a player that will be a free agent a week later. The Draft is June 30th and and free agency starts July 5th. And if it makes if that long Perry would probably have said he is going to test the FA market killing his trade value even more. Jay Bouwmeester’s rights got traded on draft day right before he was set to become a UFA and his return was a 3rd round pick and Jordan Leopold (who was also set to become a UFA). The Penguims gave up a 3rd for the rights of Dan Hamius. Trade value just isn’t that high when you can wait a week and give up nothing to sign that player.

  5. liamj55 - Mar 8, 2013 at 3:02 PM

    Trade Bobby Ryan to the Flyers and than you keep Perry Ducks…

  6. LampyB - Mar 8, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    Wings have plenty of cap room and money to spend. :)

  7. ahhhyeah - Mar 8, 2013 at 4:37 PM

    It would be intresting to see if the Penguins try to sign Perry. They tried to get a winger last year in Parise. I could see them wanting Perry to be a wing for Crosby. Plus, he is a right handed shot which the Penguins don’t have many of. That said, i would think the Penguins are more worried about defense right now.

    • hockeydon10 - Mar 8, 2013 at 4:49 PM

      Not only the defense issue you mention, but you guys are up against next year’s cap right now, and not enough UFA and RFA coming off the books to make Perry feasible.

      • killerpgh - Mar 8, 2013 at 5:40 PM

        I don’t think Perry to the Pens will happen, but the Penguins could make it work with some minor line tweaks. Below is a 23 man roster I made up with Perry getting a 6 million dollar contract from the Penguins. It’s basically trading Niskanen for picks and hopefully trading but if not than waiving Glass along with not resigning Kennedy. That frees up 3.4 million right there. The13th and 14th forward are just names with extra forward salaries. It those can become anyone. The real problem comes after next season when Malkin and Letang both need new contracts, but if one of the many Penguins defensive prospect are ready to fill one of the lower d line hopefully Despres will keep progressing and than Martin could be traded/bought out to free up 5 million in cap space to resign both Malkin/Letang.

        James Neal ($5.000m) / Evgeni Malkin ($8.700m) / Corey Perry ($6.000m)
        Chris Kunitz ($3.725m) / Sidney Crosby ($8.700m) / Beau Bennett ($0.900m)
        Matt Cooke ($2.000m) / Brandon Sutter ($2.067m) / Pascal Dupuis ($2.000m)
        Craig Adams ($0.675m) / Dustin Jeffrey ($0.688m) / Joe Vitale ($0.550m)
        Steve MacIntyre ($0.625m) / Dominik Uher ($0.600m) /
        Paul Martin ($5.000m) / Brooks Orpik ($3.750m)
        Kris Letang ($3.500m) / Simon Despres ($0.840m)
        Robert Bortuzzo ($0.578m) / Deryk Engelland ($0.567m)
        Mark Eaton ($0.725m) /
        Marc-Andre Fleury ($5.000m)
        Tomas Vokoun ($2.000m)
        SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,188,333; BONUSES: $15,000
        CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $126,667

    • ravenscaps48 - Mar 8, 2013 at 5:22 PM

      And with what money are you going to keep Evgeni Malkin with? Keep in mind, the salry cap number goes down, not up. Crosby, Malkin, Perry, Neal, Letang, Orpik. That’s 3/4 of your salary cap in 6 players

      • austav - Mar 10, 2013 at 12:34 PM

        six million for perry??? what are you smoking anyway? hes not taking 2.25 less than getzlaf to go play with the pencraps

  8. ahhhyeah - Mar 8, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    I checked on and unless i saw wrong it had the Penguins at a projected 10 million in cap space next year. They will also try to resign Malkin and Letang this summer so that number will likely go down, but they could probably still go after Perry.

  9. phillyphan77 - Mar 8, 2013 at 5:46 PM

    I think the Flyers can easily fit him in if we use an amnesty clause on Briere. I like Briere but Perry is simply a better player and is younger than Briere.

  10. thehighcountrybear - Mar 8, 2013 at 8:01 PM

    Man would this guy light it up in Detwa! Perfect fit with playmakers like Datsyuk, Zetterberg and Tootoo…? He’d be just the thang and would fill out a Wings jersey rall well thank y’all. Of course they’d have to bring in a mediator to square things between Pavel and Corey, this after Perry was rag-dolled by Datsyuk a year or two back…and then there’s the number 10 hanging in the rafters? Nobody but Fats wears that one, so Corey would have to settle for 9.5, apropos given the fact it’ll take that much per year to tame this hoss…

  11. billymccloskey - Mar 8, 2013 at 9:13 PM

    He’s gonna be with koivu and Parise!

  12. ocramfan22 - Mar 10, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Don’t let the door hit you in the ass as you leave the Western conference Perry! You haven’t been a team player for 3 years now. Take that ego & move east, since the quacks will deal you just to make sure they get some value for your expiring contract. GKG! Stanley Cup Champions!

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