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   After the Anaheim Ducks recently re-signed their captain Ryan Getzlaf to an eight-year extension most fans figured right winger Corey Perry’s days were numbered with the NHL team. However, that didn’t turn out to be the case as the Ducks signed Perry to a similar eight-year deal on March 18 before he had the chance to test the free agent market at the end of the current season. Perry’s new deal will see him paid a total of $69 million while Getzlaf’s is worth $66 million.    Perry and Getzlaf are good friends who were born in the same week 27 years ago. Perry has nine goals and 15 assists for 24 points in 25 games this season and has helped the Ducks to second place in the Western Conference. Perry, who was named the Hart Trophy winner in 2011 as the league’s most valuable player, said he talked to Getzlaf before signing the deal and his friend helped convince him to stay with Anaheim.    Perry said that Getzlaf is an elite center and his recent contract extension was a big reaso...
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