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Brendan Morrison Joining the Ducks—UPDATED

From TSN:

Free agent centre Brendan Morrison is off the free agent list, as the B.C. native is set to join the Anaheim Ducks.

Terms of the impending contract are not known, but it is expected to be a one- or two-year deal.

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Update 11:05am July 8th: Morrison’s signing has been confirmed. 1 year, $2.75 million.

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Fight On

from Adam Proteau of the Hockey News,

...Bettman hasn’t done so yet – and even if he did, I doubt he’d do it publicly – but I sure hope he doesn’t listen to those buttoned-up arbiters of appropriateness.

In fact, I’d love nothing more than to see him add more fuel to the fire and give Lowe and Burke (a) full license to draw caricatures of each other in public, (b) two of those giant cotton swab devices they use on American Gladiators, and (c) a dump truck’s worth of salt for each other’s wounds.

read on

added 2:47pm, from TSN,

A few days after Edmonton Oilers’ Kevin Lowe fired back at rival GM Brian Burke, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman tried to pour water on the feud of the two rival team executives.

Following comments by Burke over the past year and comments Lowe made recently to an Edmonton radio station, Bettman ordered the two to cease and desist in a conference call Monday.

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Morning Line

The NHL supplied extra security in the press box when the Ducks and Oilers met for the first time last season, at Honda Center. The league might need armed guards the next time Burke and Lowe are in close proximity.

-Dan Wood of the OC Register

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Burke Does It Again

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Gotta love that Brian Burke. Just when you think the war of words between the Anaheim Ducks general manager and his Edmonton Oilers counterpart, Kevin Lowe, is dying down, Burke re-ignites the controversy by blaming the rise in player salaries among the NHL’s youngest players on Lowe. In an interview published by the Los Angeles Times, Burke said: “You go right now from entry-level to what used to be the third contract, thanks to two offer sheets from Kevin Lowe. Most managers don’t’ like starting fights with any other managers. Thanks to the Edmonton Oilers, the second contract has disappeared.”

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As Mike Brophy of the Hockey News said on Fan590 this morning about this topic, he basically stated, “getting a little tired of the Burke talk.”  I agree!

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Mission Clear In Anaheim

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…

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Duck Re-Sign Perry

From TSN,

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.

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Perry Deal Appears Close

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.”

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Evening Line

“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…

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Report- Ducks Will Buyout Bertuzzi

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.

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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.”

 

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Ducks May Have To Make A Move

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..

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