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from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,

Even after Brian Burke’s departure as GM, the Leafs still would love to put Perry’s truculence and testosterone in the lineup. But you can’t rule out Detroit either, a team that bid for Suter last summer and came up short. The Red Wings have money to spend and Perry would give them the same qualities that Brendan Shanahan did for years – size, nastiness and scoring off the wing. Detroit needs an infusion of talent everywhere, but a natural goal scorer would really help. Their 1-2 punch at centre, Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg, remain two of the elite players in the game, but Datsyuk has zero goals in his past 11 games, and Zetterberg one in the past 20.

This past week, there was speculation that Datsyuk might return to Russia following the 2013-14 season when his contract expires. Datsyuk is 35, one year younger than Iginla, and also has a July birthday. By the summer of 2014, he will be 37 and if he wants to play a year or two in the Kontinental Hockey League at the end of his career, that might be the time to start.

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Hippy Dave's avatar

Make it happen Kenny, I don’t care how.

Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 03/15/13 at 03:41 PM ET

NIVO's avatar

hypothetically here, if we were gonna spend 9mil/yr, i’d rather have Ovie. I dont think 9mil gets spent on one single person in this organization. If the cap were to go up after next year…..maybe.

Posted by NIVO from underpants gnome village on 03/15/13 at 04:13 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Make it happen Kenny, I don’t care how.
Posted by Hippy Dave from Portland by way of Detroit on 03/15/13 at 03:41 PM ET

Make something happen. Make anything happen.

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/15/13 at 04:17 PM ET

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Getting Helm and Sammy and Bert healthy will be just like signing Perry.

/Ken Holland

Posted by lancer on 03/15/13 at 04:26 PM ET

Vladimir16's avatar

Getting Helm and Sammy and Bert healthy will be just like signing Perry.
/Ken Holland
Posted by lancer on 03/15/13 at 04:26 PM ET

NICE!

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 03/15/13 at 04:29 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

I like our team.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 03/15/13 at 04:33 PM ET

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