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Only a little more than a week removed from the extension of Ryan Getzlaf, the Anahiem Ducks announced on Monday evening that they’ve agreed to an eight-year extension with forward Corey Perry worth $69 million. Perry was set to become an unrestricted free agent after this season and the Ducks organization felt that they couldn’t risk letting him hit the open market. Between the Getzlaf and Perry signings, the Ducks have a significant amount of cap space committed -- $16.875 million to be precise -- on players who are arguably on the backside of their prime. If you add the combined salaries of Jonas Hiller and Bobby Ryan to that amount, that’s about 38 percent of this year’s cap tied up between the four men. Remember that the cap will decrease during the offseason, meaning that percentage will only increase. Anaheim GM Bob Murray has taken a serious gamble by signing Perry for such a high price, and now he must hope he can produce at the same rate over the next eight years. ...
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