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by Paul on 03/19/13 at 08:08 AM ET
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
Perry and Getzlaf, both signed, sealed and delivered.
The Ducks now have about $53 million committed to 16 players for next season. They’ve still got about $11 million to play with under next season’s $64.3 million salary cap to fill out their roster.
People will immediately jump to the conclusion Bobby Ryan and his $5.1 million salary will be a goner this summer. It’s possible. But you also have to see what happens with veteran Finnish wingers Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne, both UFAs after the season, And, certainly in the case of the Finnish Flash, perhaps this is finally it. He won’t decide that until the summer.
For now, it’s all about a run at the Stanley Cup for the Anaheim Ducks, who have removed the gigantic distractions of the Getzlaf/Perry contract situations with two-plus weeks to spare before the trade deadline.
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