It has to be put into context, it appears that he's referring to not answering yes or no in terms of a new deal (I guess you could argue this doesn't sound great in itself). Not flat out saying he's not re-signing.
i'd rather him just give us a straight answer. we all know we can't afford to lose him for nothing
I guess that Perry is just saying that he is his own man and he isn't going to be following Getzlaf like a puppy because he signed already. He's going to resign or not, but it has nothing to do with Getzlaf's action. As a fan this of course worries me, hard to read this guy. It really seems like it's a 50-50 -situation for him.
The more I think about it the more I think Perry is a goner and we need to trade him asap. Try to not get much of any contracts back and only get picks and good prospects. With his nearly $6 million off the books as well as Saku, Lydman and Teemu come off the books we can either sign a free agent or make a big trade.
We cannot afford to pull another Failure in asset management. We have already lost out two best D prospects with Gardiner and Schultz being traded/leaving. If Perry leaves and we get nothing then we are screwed.
1. The Ducks lost their hopes on signing Perry and went all in on Getzlaf to secure that they can sign at least one of them.
2. The owners suddenly told the GM to "******* the internal cap, it's winning time!" and opened the moneygates.
You can choose the story that seems more realistic to you. I'll just be the pessimistic guy here.
the only thing i see perry leaving for is to be closer to his family.....i get that and i respect that... i just think it will be a big change for him to have the +$8M contract on a new team in the east, being the #1 guy and trying to establish himself w/o getz.....not saying he cant do it but he could sign a similar deal w/getz and be a lifer with him and have a shot at breaking all the ducks records and getting his name in the rafters