Senators GM Bryan Murray to go after Corey Perry makes sense

Ducks winger Corey Perry (10) looks to control the puck in front of Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff...

Ducks winger Corey Perry (10) looks to control the puck in front of Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff during second period action in Anaheim on Feb. 6, 2012. (Alex Gallardo/Reuters/Files)

DON BRENNAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:51 PM ET

OTTAWA - Surely, there was more to Bryan Murray's master plan than meets the eye.

When the Senators GM convinced owner Eugene Melnyk to keep him around for a rebuild three winters ago, he had to have whispered something to go along with "we'll just dump salaries, make good draft picks and ride our promising young players."

He must have also mentioned the name Corey Perry.


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