Posted: 03/18/2013 by yougetoutwhatyouputin in Uncategorized

During tonight’s telecast, Hayward announces the signing of Perry…

Perry agreed to an eight-year, $69 million contract extension Monday night, through the 2020-21 seasons. The deal also includes a full No-Move Clause.  IMO as a Canadian born (Toronto area native) and American citizen for over 20 years…southern California (weather) is the best place to play hockey (weather) and having a competitive team is a bonus (weather). There is a reason over 38+ million people choose to live in California…it may be the weather, LOL!

The extension will pay Perry $7 million in 2013-14. The rest of the contract breaks down as follows: $5 million and a $4 million signing bonus for 2014-15 and 2015-16, $6 million and a $4 million signing bonus in 2016-17, $7.5 million and a $2.5 million signing bonus in 2017-18, $6.5 million and a $2.5 million signing bonus in 2018-19, $8 million in 2019-20, and in 2020-21 he will make $4 million with a $3 million signing bonus.

“It’s a huge relief,” Perry said during the second intermission of Anaheim’s 5-3 victory over San Jose. “There were a lot of factors. How the team is playing right now. With Getzy signed, that’s a huge part of it. You look around the room, there are a lot of guys in that dressing room that are going to be here for a long time, and we can definitely contend every year.”

Perry and Getzlaf “We’ve been through a lot of things together,” Perry said. “We’re great friends off the ice, and on the ice, he’s been there every game I’ve played. It’s an exciting time for both of us.”

“That’s a big step in the right direction for this organization,” Getzlaf said. “Me and Perrs had some conversations in the last week, and the free agency thing is a route that some guys like to go, but we’re in a pretty good situation here with a great ownership group, and we both showed that now.”

Bob Murray said before the season that he was determined to sign both players while keeping enough room under the salary cap to contend. After a few tense weeks, he got it done — and he insists the huge deals won’t hamper the Ducks’ ability to manoeuvr. Glad you had a plan Bob!

“When you’ve got two elite players like this, two winners, and you know they’re winners, God forbid they get away, or one gets away,” Murray said. “They’re here, they’re going to be here, and we’ve got something to build around and move toward our goal to win another Stanley Cup.”

Perry is the Ducks’ second-leading scorer behind Getzlaf this season with 24 points in 25 games, including nine goals — even while spending much of the year wondering about his future.

“Obviously, definitely, it’s always on your mind,” he said. “You can sit and wait and maybe be traded and then go to free agency. All of that weighs on your mind, but I tried to keep it out and just play hockey. It’s a weight off your shoulders that you don’t have to think about it anymore.”

Perry and Getzlaf were drafted together in the first round in 2003 and broke into the NHL together during the 2005-06 season. Perry, a three-time All-Star, is the third-leading goal-scorer in Ducks franchise history and fourth in scoring, trailing only Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya and Getzlaf.

“This is where I wanted to be,” Perry said. “This is where I want to finish my career. I’ve made a home out here. Being out here, it’s a great organization. It’s definitely a class act for everybody involved.”

Ducks fans we are fortunate to have an ownership/management that is committed to field a competitive team. We have plenty of cap space available to secure any outstanding issues/concerns. Ownership has made it clear that they want to succeed…

  1. bc says:

    It’s now on our Ducks Official Website.

    “It’s a huge relief,” Perry said during the second intermission of Anaheim’s 5-3 victory over San Jose. “There were a lot of factors. How the team is playing right now. With Getzy signed, that’s a huge part of it. You look around the room, there’s a lot of guys in that dressing room that are going to be here for a long time, and we can definitely contend every year.”

    “Our Ducks” takes on a pretty special meaning tonight.

    Incredible, but it looks like Barstool Bob Murray will keep the promise of Brian Burke that our Ducks will be an elite team for years to come.

    Morning After Note: Amusing that the Gossip Girls were busily predicting that we couldn’t afford to keep both Getzlaf and Perry, Getzy signed for eight years. Then the same loons were certain Perry would be leaving by the deadline or via UFA until, oh yeah Perry signed an eight year contract.
    Today the popular idea is that we can’t possibly keep Bobby Ryan and Jonas Hiller. Never mind that Ryan is signed through 2015 and Hiller through next season and our Ducks remain well within the cap limits.

    Looking ahead to next season of our projected UFA and RFA’s don’t expect Teemu, Toni Lydman and Brandon McMillan back. McMillan could be gone at the trade deadline. The other pending UFA’s, Saku Koivu and David Steckel will probably be invited back. Those departing salaries add another $8.2m to the already projected $10m in cap space, per CapGeek.
    Our pending RFA’s include Kyle Palmieri and Matt Beleskey will probably receive raises.
    Obviously, any notion or prediction that we won’t be able to keep this team substantially together is bunk. Murray, McNab & Co. have done a masterful job of cap management.

    For the present, it is equally obvious that our Ducks brain trust is preparing for the playoffs. Hence the additions of Ben Lovejoy and David Steckel. Lovejoy has been surprisingly effective while it is too soon tell on Steckel. Though I believe Steckel will produce.
    One remaining question, as Gabby opined at the start of this asterisk season, are we still short one winger or is Emerson Etem providing the answer to that concern?

  2. czhokej says:

    I am also pleasantly surprised. Now I have to say that the management is doing a good job – I like the acquisitions, Almost everything fits together well. There is a concern in my mind about money for the future signings. However, as it was said above, we have several improved players (Palmieri, Bonino, Beleskey), and two youngsters who are getting better with every game (Holland and EE). What impresses me about BB that when somebody makes a mistake, he doesn’ put htem on the bench. He sends them back the next shift into the same situation. He wants them to learn, he gives them trust and encouragement.
    What I did not like during the game against the Sharks, that we were happy and relaxed with 1-0 lead (during the last minute of the period) and we stopped skating. The Sharks scored and we went to the dressing room with 1-1. Almost the same happened with 4-1 lead when the Fish scored just a few seconds before the horn.

  3. yougetoutwhatyouputin says:

    EE and our youth are developing nicely. We need to thank our veterans (Teemu, Koivu, etc…) for sticking around and helping the transition become a smooth one. Do we remember the time when Kariya (Blake and Bourque) went free agent for less money to Colorado with the hopes of winning a cup? Our Ducks are going to become the team players want to play for.

    Final note: Great work BB…this is all possible because of your coaching style and overall character. To think a year ago this team was on the verge of an overhaul. The players are happy/having fun and have the drive to win. Getz shorthanded goal last night was a sprint to the net…love what I see!

  4. czhokej says:

    I did not believe that Getz was coachable, but it looks like BB was pushing the right buttons. I did not believe he could skate that fast – (on PK – resulting in SH goal).

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