The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a one-year, $4 million deal with forward Corey Perry, per @PierreVLeBrun
– TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 30, 2023
It’s a good amount for a player who has made cash in his career.
What’s important to know is that Chicago is going all out to surround Connor Bedard. After Taylor Hall and Nick Foligno, here comes another veteran, and I’m sure he’ll have a major impact on the young man.
It took a lot of money to convince him to sign in town. And it wasn’t just to reach the salary floor that it was done, since the club could have reached it otherwise.
Corey Perry and Nick Foligno when they run into each other in the Hawks locker room for the first time pic.twitter.com/5cvnhzKyf2
– Maxime Van Houtte (@maxvanhoutte) June 30, 2023
Playing with Connor Bedard attracts people… making money too… but Perry will be playing with one of the worst clubs in the league.
What fascinates me most about all this is that Perry’s goal has always been to win another Stanley Cup after the one he won early in his career in Anaheim.
In fact, since leaving Anaheim four years ago, he has lost to Tampa Bay in the finals under the Stars’ and Canadiens’ colors. Then, when he signed with Tampa Bay, he lost in the finals to Denver and in the first round to Toronto.
So, Mr. Series didn’t win his second Cup… and he won’t this year.
Why won’t he? Because even if you told me he wouldn’t finish the year in Chicago, I’d have a hard time believing you. After all, even at 50% of salary at the deadline, I don’t know if any club is going to want to take on a contract like that. The league is getting more and more accountable, don’t forget…
I think he shot himself in the foot for a contract. That’s fine if that’s what he wants… but I thought he wanted to earn more than anything else?
– Coming up.
Rumours: Noah Hanifin interested by the Penguinshttps://t.co/4aP6JLpF70
– RDS (@RDSca) June 30, 2023
– His buyout was expected.
Wheeler’s buyout of the final year $8.25M Cap Hit & Salary carries the following cap hits:
– PuckPedia (@PuckPedia) June 30, 2023
And there would be the general feeling within the organization that the team expects to be on the buying side.https://t.co/99j9yvrWUf
– Passion MLB (@passion_mlb) June 30, 2023
– The Alouettes’ changing of the guard feels good. [BPM Sports]
– Great story.
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