Corey Perry traded to an Atlantic Division Team? Major Reports Surface

Published November 8, 2023 at 1:47 PM

The trade buzz surrounding Corey Perry is once again taking center stage in the hockey world. He inked a one-year, $4 million deal with the Blackhawks over the summer, finds himself back in the trade discussion.

Perry's Impact in the East

Perry has been making a significant impact in his 11 games this season, tallying two goals and seven points. His contributions on the ice are invaluable, especially for a Blackhawks team in the midst of a rebuild. Alongside Nick Foligno and Tyler Johnson, he's taken on a mentoring role, guiding young talents like Connor Bedard through his rookie campaign.

The Return of Trade Talks

As Perry's contract inches towards its expiration, it's no surprise that trade rumors are resurfacing. The most likely scenario is a trade to a contender, and two Eastern Conference teams have emerged as prime candidates.

Potential Destinations for Perry

The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Tampa Bay Lightning have been closely linked to Corey Perry, and the reasons are clear. Both teams are seeking depth scoring and grit, qualities that Perry possesses in abundance.

These teams are well-acquainted with Perry's playoff heroics, having witnessed his performances during his time with the Lightning and Canadiens. However, one significant challenge lies ahead – managing the cap space. While the Blackhawks could potentially retain half of Perry's contract, it's now up to the Leafs and Lightning to navigate their finances and decide whether to bring in this experienced agitator to bolster their lineups.

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Corey Perry traded to an Atlantic Division Team? Major Reports Surface

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