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Video: Are the Ducks right in committing to Getzlaf and Perry?

Mar 19, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

Many Anaheim Ducks fans likely rejoiced when they heard that the Anaheim Ducks locked up Corey Perry to an eight-year contract extension that is almost identical to a recent one Ryan Getzlaf signed.

The team now has its pair of prolific power forwards wrapped up for the remainder of their primes. Of course, when you’re allotting almost $17 million of cap space to two players, it means you’ll need to make other sacrifices.

So are the Ducks justified in going in this direction or did they make a bad gamble? Mike Milbury and Keith Jones discuss the team’s plan in the video below.

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  1. kingsforever - Mar 19, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    For 17 mil I’d rather have Brown, Doughty and Kopitar. Oh wait, we do.

    • ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:27 PM

      there’s no way you can agree with yourself on that one. think outside your LA box dude.

  2. capsfan19 - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:16 PM

    Locked up until he’s like 35? For 8 mil a year? No

  3. ibieiniid - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    theres not many 1-2 punches id rather spend cap space on

  4. mathieug79 - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    They would have never replaced them in terms of what they bring to the Ducks. Great signing!

  5. tru2joelu4eva - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    “These long term contracts don’t make a lot of sense to me…”?? Uhhhh Rick Dipierto? Am I missing something here?

  6. dznet56 - Mar 19, 2013 at 10:55 PM

    Owners never learn. Very few players sustain for more than a few years. In a couple of years they will be trying to figure out how to dump them.

  7. yvrmike - Mar 20, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    Why is this even a topic. If they played for TO this topic is a non topic. Great players in any sport earn the big bucks and for those of you that are complaining I ask – was it you that wrote the cheque for Perry and Getzlaf? As far as I’m concerned there should NOT be cap and players can earn as much or as little as the offer that is presented to them. English soccer, free market

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