The Ducks have agreed to terms with right wing Corey Perry on an eight-year contract extension. Perry, a 2007 Stanley Cup champion and 2010 Olympic gold medalist, is now under contract with the Ducks through the 2020-21 NHL season. Per club policy, no financial terms of the deal were disclosed.
“We are excited that Corey has committed to us for the next eight years,” said Ducks Executive Vice President/General Manager Bob Murray. “Similar to the case with Ryan Getzlaf, Corey wanted to stay in Anaheim and be part of our organization long term. He is an exceptional player who competes with heart and soul and has won at every level.”
Good for them too. Budget team doing it the right way. Keeping all their talent.
That is an absurd number for Perry. He's getting Crosby money. I know one thing, Giroux's agent is looking at this right now and licking his chops about G's next deal, especially since he took a very team friendly deal as an RFA. Good thing the owners wanted to control spending coming out of the last lockout.
That's not what the lockout was about, and it isn't what it was designed to stop.
Compare the Getzlaf / Perry deal to Suter / Parise. It was about artificially bringing down the AAV through 14 year deals, not ending big-money deals.
That's part of it, but there was a whole lot of crocodile tears from the owners about losing money. And doling out these big contracts – while I get your point – is hypocrisy. Do you believe that bringing the lockout to an end hinged on length of contracts, or was revenue sharing a bit more of a contentious issue?