One on One with Corey Perry

Posted: 07/29/2013 by bc in Uncategorized
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THN’s Tyson Geick cornered Corey Perry for a quick interview. Pears talked about how much fun he was having at Drew Doughty’s Grand Slam for Cancer, looking forward to the Olympics and the Bobby Ryan trade.

Pears called Ryan a good friend and teammate and added, “Everybody will have to step up to replace his 25-30 goals.”

Bobby Ryan set the bar a little higher than Perry seems to remember. Ryan scored 31, 35, 34 and 31 goals in four full seasons as a Duck.

The trade was a salary dump pure and simple.  There’s no way our Ducks are a better team today than we were before the trade. OTOH, could we have kept Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry for less than $8+m?

When you add it all up, Ryan’s contract just became too expensive in a declining cap year.


  1. czhokej says:

    Corey is the one who has to step up and also his good friend RG. We have to heavily rely on them to score around 70 goals next season. It is possible, because 2 years ago, they were quite close, scoring together 69 goals. However, not to be too optimistic, other seasons were not that good for our multi- millionaires. Going from 2007 these star players produced together 42 goals (2007), 53 goals (2008), 57 goals (2009), 46 goals (2010), 69 (2011), and 48 goals in 2012 season. And this last season simply prorated for the full schedule of 82 games, their sum would be around 56 goals (together).
    And I must add that those goals scored in 2007 did not cost us that much, it was a bargain back then.

  2. bc says:

    Yeah, $8m just doesn’t go as far as it once did, eh cz. 70 goals pretty much means Perry has to score north of 40. Put Penner or Selanne with them and the chances of getting better than a goal a game go up exponentially, no?
    As we chatted at lunch, my single biggest fear is that Getz doesn’t show up until the new year.

    If the Big Dogs don’t produce there’s no way we will be able to move those contracts. In very real terms, the success or failure of the franchise rests with Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf. It’s a huge bet for everyone involved.

  3. czhokej says:

    Exactly, it’s betting on RG and CP cards. Our GM tries to build the whole team around these two players, hoping that Perry will again find the net more often, like he did in 2011, and Getzlaf will finally break his personal record of 25 goals per season. And we have to remember that Getzlaf’s best scoring year was 2009, just before his injuries. After that, it was obvious that RG was afraid to stay and battle in front of the net. It substantially diminished his scoring capability. It is very unfortunate, because with his skills and body, he could be a 40 goal scorer.

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