Can Winning Keep Following Corey Perry Around for Two More Games?


Over the course of his career, Corey Perry has won everything but Miss Congeniality, and he’ll never win that for obvious reasons. Because he’s a massive jerk to play against. Whether it’s the Stanley Cup or the Memorial Cup or the Olympics or the World Championship or the OHL Cup or the Nations Cup, whatever the hell that is, winning seems to follow him around.

So it should come as no surprise that in the second Stanley Cup final of his career and the first in 13 years, Corey Perry would not go quietly into the night. Of course, Perry doesn’t do anything quietly, which is one of the reasons why the Dallas Stars signed him last summer after he’d been bought out by the team formerly known as the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim. (By the way, the Ducks will pay Perry a total of $5 million next season to not play for them – $3 million in signing bonus on the final year of his deal and $2 million in salary.) Perry opened and closed the scoring in the Stars 3-2 must-win overtime triumph in Game 5. And in doing so, he gave the Stars, who are looking more and more like the Black Knight in Monty Python and the Holy Grail with each passing game, a chance to live another day.