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by Paul on 03/08/13 at 04:43 PM ET
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
TSN just lost an hour’s worth of programming on their annual trade deadline show, after Getzlaf agreed to stay where we was – as the Ducks captain – by not exploring unrestricted free agency. Had he made it to market, Getzlaf would have been sought out by the Maple Leafs, the Calgary Flames and any other team needing to fill a hole for a No. 1 centre with size. Not going to happen now.
So it’s one down and one to go for the Ducks, who also have the NHL’s 2011 most valuable player, Corey Perry, approaching unrestricted free agency this summer and are trying to get him signed as well.
Perry, incidentally, was non-committal about his future with the team, saying he was happy that Getzlaf got his deal done, but didn’t think it would have any spillover effects on his negotiations with the organization.
“We’ve talked, Getzy and I, a bunch of times,” said Perry. “I’m not going to sit here and say ’yes or no.’ It’s one of those things, I’ll just wait to see what happens. I’m not going to change my answer just because he’s signed.”
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