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from Dan Wood of the OC Register,
Perry, 23, made a point of immediately thanking Ducks owners Henry and Susan Samueli.
“To have me back and let me play here another five years, it’s just going to be something special,” Perry said. “I really wanted to stay in Anaheim. It’s home now. It’s a great place to play hockey. You can’t ask for a better organization to play for than the Anaheim Ducks.”
With Niedermayer having committed to fulfilling the final year of his contract, Pronger signed for two more seasons and Giguere for three, the mission is clear.
“We’re trying to get back to the Stanley Cup team we were two years ago,” Perry said. “That’s everybody’s goal and everybody’s mindset. I just can’t wait for training camp to start.”
more on the Ducks…
The Anaheim Ducks have agreed to terms on restricted free agent forward Corey Perry.
It is five-year deal worth $26.625 million and an average of $5.325 a year. The breakdown by year is as follows: $4.5 million, $6.5 million, $5.375 million, $5.375 million and $4.875 million.
from Ducks Blog at the OC Register,
Player agents Mark Guy and Pat Morris of Mississauga, Ontario-based Newport Sports Management, Inc., Ducks general manager Brian Burke and assistant general manager David McNab, the club’s primary contract negotiator, are all optimistic that a deal will get done in short order.
“We’ve had active and strong dialogue with Brian and David McNab,” Morris said Monday afternoon. “Certainly, they’re showing Corey the respect they have for him as a player. We’re moving in the right direction.”
“If other teams come to the table July 1, obviously we have an obligation to look at those things, but Corey’s instructions are to try to get the best deal done with Anaheim,” said Mark Guy, Perry’s agent. “He enjoys it there, wants to continue and have a chance to win another Cup. I don’t see any reason why we’re not going to be able to get something done with the Ducks.”
via Dan Wood at the OC Register. more on Perry…
Fan 590 in Toronto just stated Nick Kypreos is reporting the Ducks will be buying out Todd Bertuzzi.
added 12:24pm, from TSN,
The Anaheim Ducks are parting ways with Todd Bertuzzi, as the club has placed the veteran winger on waivers with the intention to buyout the remaining season of his contract with the organization.
added 3:57pm, The Anaheim Ducks have placed Todd Bertuzzi on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract. If Bertuzzi is not claimed, he will clear waivers tomorrow morning (June 28) at 9 a.m. Pacific Time.
“Todd Bertuzzi is a quality person who we believe can still play at the NHL level,” said Executive Vice President/General Manager Brian Burke. “Unfortunately, we are handcuffed by our salary cap situation. We thank him for his efforts last year and wish him the best of luck in the future.”
from Dan Wood of the OC Register,
Given that the club remains intent on re-signing restricted free-agent right wing Corey Perry, who likely will command in the neighborhood of $5 million annually, and still hopes to lure unrestricted free-agent right wing Teemu Selanne back for another season, subtractions from the roster appear inevitable.
“Yes, at some point,” General Manager Brian Burke said….
The obvious candidate to be moved in light of Niedermayer’s return is veteran defenseman Mathieu Schneider. The Ducks signed Schneider as a free agent last summer, ostensibly to replace Niedermayer, who was leaning toward retirement after having won the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player during the club’s 2007 Stanley Cup championship run..
from the CP via the Miramichi Leader,
The Anaheim Ducks star defenceman will honour the final year of his contract after once again contemplating retirement.
“Scott met with (Ducks GM) Brian Burke today and made it official,” Niedermayer’s agent Kevin Epp of Titan Sports Management told The Canadian Press. “He is coming back.”
from the Ducks Blog at the Ducks website,
I’m not going to get into the other topic on the table in Ducks land, but I will say that the buzz around here is that we will be hearing word from Scott Niedermayer as early as tomorrow morning. And while it’s well-documented that I don’t have a good reputation with this sort of thing, you can book it: He’s coming back.
And with Scotty coming back, you’ve got to feel like No. 8 won’t be far behind. But let’s not count those chickens before they ... have a bird in the hand. Or something like that.
I will say that Brian Burke told season tickets holders at Select-a-Seat on Monday night that he feels that both players will come back.
from Jim Kelley at Sportsnet,
Prior to Tuesday’s announcement I had a simple question for National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman: will he or will he not suspend Anaheim Ducks owner Henry Samueli?
Now the more complex question is: for how long? A second question would be: who else?
I ask – and no, Gary, I didn’t call your office because, frankly, I know I won’t get an answer— what Samueli did would seem to fall under the same code of conduct regulations that ensnared Toronto Maple Leafs player Mark Bell.
Commissioner Gary Bettman today announced that Henry Samueli, owner of the Anaheim Ducks, has been suspended indefinitely from any involvement with the Ducks and the National Hockey League.
On Monday, Mr. Samueli pleaded guilty to one count of making a false statement to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Sentencing by the U.S. Federal District Court is scheduled for August 18. Following sentencing, the League will review Mr. Samueli’s status and will finalize the duration of his suspension as well as any other action that may be deemed appropriate.
During his suspension, Mr. Samueli may not be involved in Club matters or activities.
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