Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/01/10 at 08:51 PM ET
from Eric Stephens of Ducks Blog,
In a conference call to announce the signings of center Saku Koivu and defenseman Toni Lydman, Murray revealed that he sweeten his previous offer to a flat five-year deal worth $25 million and said it was rejected.
“We went to five years at $5 million a year, thinking that after what I heard him say last week that it would be very close,” Murray said. “We offered him a four-year deal at a lower number and they flat out turned that down as quick as you can say whatever you want to say.”
Murray had previously offered five years at an amount between $20-25 million. Ryan, who led the Ducks with 35 goals last season, told the Register that he wasn’t seeking to be paid as much as top point producers Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry.
When asked to characterize the situation going forward, Murray said, “Basically, that situation is nowhere.”
“As you recall, Bobby said he would like to be just under Getzlaf and Perry,” he added. ”Well five and five is just under those two guys.”
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