Whicker: Corey Perry gave the Ducks all he had – as well as his opponents

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Whicker: Corey Perry gave the Ducks all he had – as well as his opponents
Whicker: Corey Perry gave the Ducks all he had – as well as his opponents

Finally, those who doubted Corey Perry's hockey future might be right. It just took 14 seasons, four All-Star games and 372 goals. They might not be right either. The Ducks bought out Perry's contract Wednesday. He had lost a step while the NHL had gained two. He wasn't a first-line player anymore. Nobody inside the franchise could stomach watching him play on the fourth. The quickest way to feel old is to watch Perry, 34, grow old, because he always played like Ryan Getzlaf's rambunctious little brother. They were born six days apart, and Perry kept going where he didn't belong, emerging with a goal, a welt and a smirk. That was his personal hat trick. “People didn't realize he was such a big

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