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 guy,” said Sean O’Donnell, who played with and against Perry and shared that Stanley Cup in 2007. “But he had that baby face and that little head. He’d go to the net and stay there no matter what you did to him, and he’d figure out a way to score and you never knew how he did it.

“You loved him as a teammate because he would do anything to win. You didn’t like him as an opponent because he was a pain in the butt.”

O’Donnell and Brian Hayward, the Ducks’ TV analyst, believe Perry has a chapter or two left.

“I hope he goes somewhere and wins the Stanley Cup and goes into the Hall of Fame,” said Bob Murray, the general manager. “For some team, he could be the cherry on top of the ice cream sundae. We’re not there at this point.”

“It reminds me of (ex-Duck) Pat Maroon in St. Louis,” O’Donnell said. “He didn’t have a great deal of speed either, but he was tenacious and he knew how to play down low. That’s what the Blues needed.”

Twelve more games with the Ducks and Perry would have gotten to 1,000. He is their all-time leader in games and penalty minutes, ranks third in assists and points, and second in goals and power-play goals.

He is 34 and wore teal-and-eggplant for the Mighty Ducks, once upon a time. He leaves Anaheim with two Olympic gold medals for Canada, a World Championship, a Memorial Cup title for a truly frightening London Knights squad, and a World Junior crown.

In 2011, Perry won the Hart Trophy, hockey’s MVP, with a league-leading 50 goals, along with 29 points in the Ducks’ final 14 games. He was their trail guide into the playoffs.

Even in 2017, when the dropoff became a plunge, Perry struck three times in playoff overtimes. His most consequential goal was in double overtime of Game 5 vs. Edmonton, the Komeback on Katella in which the Ducks trailed 3-0 with 3:16 left in the third period and still won.

All of this should equal retirement for Perry’s No. 10.

Perry and Getzlaf were drafted by ex-general manager Bryan Murray in 2003. Perry went 28th. The Kings had the previous two picks and chose Brian Boyle and Jeff Tambellini. The Ducks got that pick from Dallas in exchange for second-round picks that became Wojtech Polak (no career points for the Stars) and B.J. Crombeen (seven).

Perry played that disrespect card for 14 years. It all came down to skating, which can be overcome. Uncoordinated hands cannot. The Ducks scored fewer goals than anyone else last season.

“He paid a high price for the way he scored,” Hayward said. “I can’t tell you how many times (play-by-play man) John Ahlers and I would watch him get knocked down and figure that, this time, he can’t get up.

“As a goaltender, I would have hated him. He had that move where he would back out from the goal line and find some space, and then he’d fall on the goalie. That was the fun part for him.”

“It was like a fumble in football,” O’Donnell said. “Things go on under that pile that nobody else knows about.”

Perry was speared in the groin by Dominic Roussel of Dallas and he was roll-blocked in the back of his ailing knee by Chris Pronger of Edmonton, who then joined Anaheim. He and Kesler, then in Vancouver, were furious rivals. He and Bobby Ryan had their junior hockey wars, but became roommates for a time.

“It was a quiet room,” Ryan once said. “I knew to leave him alone when he was having a bad day.”

For Perry, most days on ice were good ones. Murray thinks he has a few days left. Murray also said it was painfully hard to move Perry somewhere else. A host of drained defensemen could have told him that.

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Argentina erases 3-goal deficit, ties and knocks out Scotland

  • England’s Rachel Daly, front left, and Japan’s Aya Sameshima, front right, challenge for the ball during the Women’s World Cup Group D soccer match between Japan and England at the Stade de Nice in Nice, France, Wednesday, June 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

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PARIS (AP) — Florencia Bonsegundo converted a penalty kick in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time on her second attempt, and Argentina overcame a three-goal deficit in the final 30 minutes for a 3-3 draw against Scotland on Thursday night that eliminated the Scots from the Women’s World Cup.

Scotland built a 3-0 lead on goals by Kim Little in the 19th minute, Jenny Beattie in the 49th and Erin Cuthbert in the 69th, but Argentina became the first team at a Women’s World Cup to get a point after trailing by three goals.

Milagros Menéndez scored on a counterattack in the 74th minute and Bonsegundo’s long-range shot five minutes later hit the crossbar, bounced down and had enough backspin to go off the fingertips of goalkeeper Lee Alexander and across the line.

Sophie Howard had just entered the game when she slid into a leg of Aldana Cometti, who was streaking into the penalty area. After a lengthy video review, North Korean referee Ri Hyang-ok awarded the penalty kick. Alexander dived to stop the kick by Bonsegundo, who could not get the rebound in. But another video review showed Alexander came off her line before the kick.

Given the second chance, Bonsegundo kicked the ball to the right of the keeper, who dived left.

Scotland, which had been on the verge of winning a Women’s World Cup match for the first time, could not muster a threat in the remaining stoppage time and finished last in Group D at 0-2-1.

Argentina finished with two points after opening with a 0-0 draw against Japan — its first World Cup point — and losing to England 1-0.

Four of the six third-place teams advance, and Brazil (six points) and China (four points) are assured of two of those spots. Nigeria finished third with three points.

Argentina would advance if both the Cameroon-New Zealand and Thailand-Chile matches on Thursday finish in draws. Argentina was eliminated in the group stage of its first two World Cup appearances.

England 2, Japan 0

NICE, France — England remained undefeated at the Women’s World Cup and clinched the top spot in its group with a 2-0 victory over Japan on Wednesday.

Ellen White scored both goals against Japan and has three so far at the tournament. The Birmingham City forward broke the deadlock in the 14th minute when she chipped the ball past Japan goalkeeper Saki Kumagai.

White’s second score came in the 84th minute following a through-ball by Karen Carney.

It was the first time since 1982 that an England team, men or women, won all three group stage games. The Lionesses advanced to the knockout stage to face a third-place team in Valenciennes on Sunday.

Japan’s first defeat of the tournament dropped it to second in Group D, with a match against the winner of Group E on Tuesday in Rennes.

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5 Freeway ramps in Lake Forest closed for suspicious-package investigation

Authorities temporarily shut down the on- and off-ramps of the northbound 5 Freeway at El Toro Road on Wednesday to investigate a suspicious package found in the area that was later deemed safe.

California Highway Patrol officials closed for a bit El Toro from Rockfield Boulevard to Avenida De La Carlota.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department was called to assist at about 10 a.m., spokeswoman Carrie Braun said, with a nearby Shell gas station getting evacuated.

Rafael Reynoso, a CHP officer and spokesman, said a caller reported a white box at about 9:30 a.m. in the median of the off-ramp that had concerning language written on it.

“There were two words on the package that were negative about law enforcement,” Reynoso said.

Bomb squad members deemed the box safe, and it was cleared from the area, which was re-opened to traffic at around noon.

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Trance music returns to San Bernardino with fifth edition of Dreamstate SoCal, here’s how to get tickets

Trance music producers, art installations and redesigned stages will mark the scene at this year’s Dreamstate SoCal when it returns to the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino on Friday, Nov. 22, and Saturday, Nov. 23.

This is the fifth year of the electronic music event from festival promoter Insomniac. Some of the artists Insomniac has announced so far are Ace Ventura, Animato, Vini Vici & Friends and Aly & Fila.

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Tickets, which range from $125-$155 for general admission and $250-$300 for VIP, go on sale at noon Friday, June 21, and can be be purchased by visiting SoCal.DreamstateUSA.com. General admission is open to guests 18 and older and VIP is limited to people 21 and older.

There’s also a $14.99 layaway option for general admission tickets and a $29.99 layaway option for VIP ones for people who don’t want to pay the amount in full right away.

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Why you won’t see these 4 forbidden words in Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland

Roam around Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland and there are four words you’ll never see in the attractions, restaurants and shops in the immersive new themed land: “Star Wars” and “Galaxy’s Edge.”

Walt Disney Imagineering and Lucasfilm made a conscious decision to not only make the new 14-acre land look like a scene out of a “Star Wars” movie, but to treat it like a real place in that galaxy far, far away.

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That means the “residents” of the Black Spire Outpost village on the Star Wars planet of Batuu have no idea they are in a theme park or that their backstories are based on a sweeping space opera saga spanning decades and generations — or at least that’s the storytelling conceit for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland.

Those residents are cast members, Disney-speak for employees, who play the roles of First Order soldiers, Resistance troops and Batuuan villagers. As visitors to the planet, theme park visitors are asked to play along with the illusion and take part in the fun.

It all kind of makes sense in a crazy sort of way. If you think about it, the two words you’ve never heard uttered in a “Star Wars” movie are “Star Wars.”

“As you shop throughout Black Spire Outpost, ‘Star Wars’ are two of the words you won’t see,” Disney Parks director of merchandise strategy Brad Schoeneberg said.

You’ll have to head “off planet” to Star Wars Launch Bay, Star Traders or other Disneyland resort locations if you want to purchase Star Wars or Galaxy’s Edge branded merchandise.

“It seemed so crazy in the beginning to say that we’re going to have hundreds of new products and nine or 10 unique spaces and nowhere are we going to use the words ‘Star Wars,’” said Schoeneberg, who helps develop new Disney theme park experiences.

That’s right. The Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge themed land sells nearly 700 items and none of them say “Star Wars” or “Galaxy’s Edge.” With one minor exception, which we’ll get to in a moment.

“When you are living in a Star Wars space, it’s the one thing you don’t need,” Schoeneberg said.

The closest thing you’ll find to Star Wars merchandise in Galaxy’s Edge is in the Jewels of Bith vendor stall in the Black Spire marketplace. But that shop only sells Black Spire Outpost and Batuu branded items. Think of Jewels of Bith as the retail equivalent of an “I Love L.A.” shop on Hollywood Boulevard.

The shops, restaurants and rides in the new land make no reference to “Star Wars” or “Galaxy’s Edge,” either. The lone exception: The unfinished Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance dark ride has “Star Wars” in its official name. But neither the Rise of the Resistance or Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run reference their names at the attraction entrances in Galaxy’s Edge.

In fact, most of the locations in Galaxy’s Edge have signs rendered in Aurebesh, the Star Wars language. One of the few exceptions are the restrooms, which are clearly labeled, albeit in a Star Warsian font.

Schoeneberg learned of the unusual word exclusion lesson during a visit to a “Star Wars” movie set during the development of Galaxy’s Edge.

“Rey, Jyn and Finn are all very aware of the characters around them, the vehicles, the stories,” Schoeneberg said. “The one thing they’re not aware of is that they are in a ‘Star Wars’ movie. So we’ve really held that story true.”

The merchandise prohibition of the words “Star Wars” and “Galaxy’s Edge” holds up right until the end of your transaction when the illusion is shattered. The shops in the new land sell reusable bags emblazoned with Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The other option: Plastic Disneyland shopping bags.

Of course, you can’t walk an inch in Black Spire Outpost without seeing the words “Star Wars” and “Galaxy’s Edge” thanks to all the t-shirts, hats and backpacks worn by Disneyland visitors touring the land.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is now open to visitors with reservations at Disneyland and debuts Aug. 29 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.

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Trump kicks off 2020 re-election campaign at Orlando rally

By JILL COLVIN, JONATHAN LEMIRE and MICHAEL SCHNEIDER Associated Press

ORLANDO, Fla. — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second term.

Addressing a crowd of thousands at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, Trump complained he had been “under assault from the very first day” of his presidency by a “fake news media” and “illegal witch hunt” that had tried to keep him and his supporters down.

And he painted a disturbing picture of what life would look like if he loses in 2020, accusing his critics of “un-American conduct” and telling the crowd that Democrats “want to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it.”

The apocalyptic language and finger-pointing made clear that Trump’s 2020 campaign will probably look a whole lot like his improbably successful run three years ago. While Trump’s campaign has tried to professionalize, with shiny office space and a large and growing staff, and despite two-and-a-half years occupying the Oval Office as America’s commander-in-chief, Trump nonetheless remained focused on energizing his base and offering himself as a political outsider running against Washington.

And he appeared eager for a rerun of 2016, spending considerable time focused on former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, whose name elicited “Lock her up!” chants, even though she is not on the ballot.

“I have news for Democrats who want to return us to the bitter failures and betrayals of the past. We are not going back. We are going on to victory,” Trump said.

Trump spoke fondly of his 2016 run, calling it “a defining moment in American history.” And he said he had fundamentally upended Washington, staring down “a corrupt and broken political establishment” and restoring a government “of, for and by the people.”

Of course, Trump never really stopped running. He officially filed for re-election on January 20, 2017, the day of his inauguration, and held his first 2020 rally in February, 2017, in nearby Melbourne, Florida. He has continued holding his signature “Make America Great Again” rallies in the months since.

Trump is hoping to replicate the dynamics that allowed him to capture the Republican Party and then the presidency in 2016 as an insurgent intent on disrupting the status quo.

But any president is inherently an insider. Trump has worked in the White House for two-and-a-half years, travels the skies in Air Force One and changes the course of history with the stroke of a pen or the post of a tweet.

That populist clarion was a central theme of his maiden political adventure, as the businessman-turned-candidate successfully appealed to disaffected voters who felt left behind by economic dislocation and demographic shifts. And he has no intention of abandoning it, even if he is the face of the institutions he looks to disrupt.

He underscored that on the eve of the rally in the must-win swing state of Florida, returning to the hard-line immigration themes of his first campaign by tweeting that, next week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement “will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States.” That promise, which came with no details and sparked Democratic condemnation, seemed to offer a peek into a campaign that will largely be fought along the same lines as his first bid, with very few new policy proposals for a second term.

Early Democratic front-runner Joe Biden said Tuesday that Trump’s politics are “all about dividing us” in ways that are “dangerous — truly, truly dangerous.”

But those involved in the president’s reelection effort believe that his brash version of populism, combined with his mantra to “Drain the Swamp,” still resonates, despite his administration’s cozy ties with lobbyists and corporations and the Trump family’s apparent efforts to profit off the presidency.

Advisers believe that, in an age of extreme polarization, many Trump backers view their support for the president as part of their identity, one not easily shaken. They point to his seemingly unmovable support with his base supporters as evidence that, despite more than two years in office, he is still viewed the same way he was as a candidate: the bomb-throwing political rebel.

Trump and those who spoke before him Tuesday night also tried to make the case that Trump had made good on his 2016 promises, including cracking down on illegal immigration and boosting jobs.

“He said he’d make America great again and that’s exactly what we’ve done,” Vice President Mike Pence said in his introduction.

On Monday, a boisterous crowd of thousands of Trump supporters, many of them in red hats, began gathering outside the Amway Center, where the campaign had organized a festival with live music and food trucks.

They spent Tuesday braving downpours and listening to a cover band playing Southern rock standards such as Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama” at an outdoor “45 Fest” the campaign organized to energize the crowd. Vendors sold water, as well as pins, hats and T-shirts with slogans including “Trump 2020” and “ICE ICE Baby,” a reference to the law enforcement agency tasked with enforcing immigration laws. In the high-80s heat, some women wore “Make American Great Again” bathing suits.

“Trump has been the best president we’ve ever had,” said Ron Freitas, a retired Merchant Marine and registered Democrat from the Orlando area who sat in a lawn chair. Freitas said he was sure Trump would prevail over whomever his Democratic opponent was.

Close by, hundreds of anti-Trump protesters clapped and took photos when a 20-foot (6-meter) blimp of a snarling Trump baby in a diaper was inflated. The blimp looks like the one that flew in London during Trump’s recent state visit but is not the same one.

“The goal is to get under his skin,” said Mark Offerman, the blimp’s handler.

Florida is considered a near-must-win state for Trump to hold onto the White House, and both parties have been mobilizing for a fierce and expensive battle in a state that Trump has visited as president more often than any other.

While Trump bested Clinton there in 2016, a Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found Biden leading Trump 50%-41%, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders besting him 48%-42%.

Lemire reported from New York. Associated Press writers Kevin Freking, Josh Replogle and Zeke Miller contributed to this report.

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Laguna Woods celebrates Village elders at annual luncheon

  • Veterans gather for a group picture during a special luncheon to celebrate residents who are 90 and older in Laguna Woods, CA, on Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Erwin Levy, 95, chats with friends during a special luncheon to celebrate residents who are 90 and older in Laguna Woods, CA, on Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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  • Betty Mitchell, 93, smiles as her friend, Shirley Massie, takes a picture during a special luncheon to celebrate residents who are 90 and older in Laguna Woods, CA, on Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Luncheon to celebrate residents who are 90 and older in Laguna Woods, CA, on Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Antoinette Mullen, 106, raises her hands as she is announced as the oldest person in the room during a special luncheon to celebrate residents who are 90 and older in Laguna Woods, CA, on Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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  • Centenarians Dr Henry Tornell, 100, left, and Antoinette Mullen, 106, chat during a special luncheon to celebrate residents who are 90 and older in Laguna Woods, CA, on Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)

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In honor of the Village elders — nonagenarians and up, to be exact — the annual Ninety’s Luncheon served up chicken florentine and an afternoon of Facetime with fellow age allies on Tuesday, June 18, in Clubhouse Five.

The tradition stands nearly 25 years, Clubhouse Five supervisor Ted Ball said, with over 200 in attendance this year. A total of eight centenarians attended, with Antionette Mullen at 106 the eldest.

“This luncheon is really just about honoring their lives,” Ball said.

Chicken crepes were served up alongside cranberry mold, sugar snap peas, fresh-tossed green salad and buttered rolls.

A string trio made up of harp, cello and flute players set a soundscape for the afternoon event. Another special tradition is to ask for veterans to stand for a special honor. Ball estimated that there were at least 45 to 50 veterans in the crowd, with 80% having served in World War II.

The sweetest parts of the luncheon, at least for self-ascribed chocolate- and dessert-oholic Marilyn Sipiora, was the cream cheesecake and the new friends she made. Sipiora, 92, has gone to the event three years now since meeting the age requirement.

“I always meet the nicest people; the lady that I sat next to, you would have thought we were old friends,” she said, noting how she gifted a packet of her poems to each of her six tablemates. “I always enjoy these luncheons. Especially when the price is right — it’s free!”

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Chargers announce full 2019 training camp schedule

The Chargers announced their full summer 2019 training camp schedule on Tuesday, and it includes joint scrimmages against last season’s NFC championship game contestants.

Coach Anthony Lynn and his Chargers squad will have 13 home practices at Jack Hammett Sports Complex in Costa Mesa that will be open to the public. Training camp starts July 25 and ends Aug. 16, with practices scheduled from 10 a.m. to Noon. The Chargers will have one evening workout on Aug. 12 with a time to be determined later.

The Chargers will host three of four joint scrimmages with the Rams and New Orleans Saints. The first takes place Aug. 1 versus the Rams, and a second meeting with their crosstown rival will be on Aug. 3 in Irvine. The Chargers then welcome the Saints to Costa Mesa for back-to-back workouts from Aug. 15-16 to end the open portion of training camp.

To attend training camp, fans are required to pre-register for their free tickets at Chargers.com/camp for the day they plan to attend, or register in person at the entrance of Jack Hammett Sports Complex. Bleacher seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Chargers, who finished 12-4 last season and advanced to the divisional round of the postseason, open the 2019 regular season on Sept. 8 at home against the Indianapolis Colts.


Training camp schedule:

Thursday, July 25

Friday, July 26

Saturday, July 27

Sunday, July 28

Monday, July 29

Tuesday, July 30

Thursday, Aug. 1*

Sunday, Aug. 4

Saturday, Aug. 10

Sunday, Aug. 11

Monday, Aug. 12

Thursday, Aug. 15*

Friday, Aug. 16*

*joint practice

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Ducks GM Bob Murray has a long offseason to-do list

Bob Murray scratched one massive item off his offseason to-do list Monday, when he hired Dallas Eakins as the 10th coach in the Ducks’ history. Murray has plenty of work still ahead of him though before he and his fellow NHL general managers take their customary summer hiatus.

Tuesday, the next order of business was giving David McNab, the Ducks’ senior vice president of hockey operations, a two-year contract extension. McNab is among the franchise’s longest-tenured employees, having come aboard as director of player personnel before the inaugural 1993-94 season.

In addition, Murray gave consultant Dave Nonis the more official-sounding title of assistant general manager. Nonis completed his fourth season as Murray’s consultant in 2018-19. Basically, it’s the same job for Nonis with a new title.

Murray also hired Dr. Jeremy Bettle as the Ducks’ new director of high performance. Bettle worked with the Toronto Maple Leafs for four seasons and also the Brooklyn Nets of the NBA for four. He will oversee the Ducks’ strength and conditioning program, among other duties.

What’s next on Murray’s agenda?

The NHL draft is Friday and Saturday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, and the Ducks have two first-round picks and three in the top 40 selections. It offers Murray and Martin Madden, the Ducks’ director of amateur scouting, a chance to add to the club’s list of strong NHL prospects.

The draft also gives the Ducks an opportunity to make trades and move up or down in the selection order. In most regards, the draft has become the place for trades large and small in recent years, even more so than the annual in-season trade deadline.

Looking ahead to next week, the Ducks’ prospect camp runs June 25-29 at their new $110 million facility at the Great Park in Irvine, offering the first chance for their new draft picks – as well as several other young players who spent the season in juniors or the minors – to showcase their skills.

Murray also has until the end of the month to either trade Corey Perry or buy out the final two years and $17.25 million on the former Hart Trophy winner’s contract, freeing up salary-cap space and creating a job opening at right wing heading into training camp in September.

Realistically, a trade would appear unlikely given Perry’s hefty salary, advanced age and declining production in recent seasons. Plus, he was limited to only 31 games last season after undergoing knee surgery in September. A buyout by the June 30 deadline is more likely.

Among the more pleasant tasks for Murray: The possibility of re-signing backup goaltender Ryan Miller before he hits the open market as an unrestricted free agent July 1. It’s believed Murray would like to re-sign Miller and Miller would like to remain with the Ducks.

Derek Grant and Korbinian Holzer also can become unrestricted free agents July 1, eligible to sign with any of the league’s 31 teams, including the Ducks. Grant and Holzer were steady if unspectacular depth performers for the Ducks this past season.

Additionally, Murray and Eakins must solidify the Ducks’ coaching staff. It’s likely Marty Wilford will retain his position as an assistant coach. Wilford served as one of Eakins’ assistants with the Ducks’ AHL team, the San Diego Gulls, for three seasons before earning a promotion last summer.

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1 dead in Catalina helicopter crash

One person has died Tuesday in an apparent helicopter crash on Catalina Island, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has confirmed.

Crews searching for a missing helicopter a crash site with a debris field on the west end of the island, officials said.

More to come.

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