Former NHL Player Links Controversial Corey Perry To The Maple Leafs

Published December 2, 2023 at 5:21 PM

Today a former NHL player used his public platform to link the Toronto Maple Leafs to recently released Corey Perry.

Former NHLer Links Perry To The Maple Leafs

On an episode of Leafs Morning Take Nick Alberga and Jay Rosehill discussed Corey Perry. Rosehill, a former NHL enforcer, believes that the Maple Leafs could and should take a shot at signing Perry under the right circumstances.

"I would have to agree [about signing Perry], man, especially if you're going to scoop him up for league minimum. His career just took a wild turn," Rosehill said. "It's not my business what he does with people or conduct, as long as it's not illegal, you know, whether he cheats on his wife or does this, I'm talking about hockey here. That's no good, of course, it's frowned upon but if it wasn't the Chicago Blackhawks handling that situation, I don't think he'd be off the team right now, I'd think it would be a sit down."

Rosehill acknowledges the scandal that would follow Perry while using the information that is currently public. Perry before the scandal was a respected veteran with a physical edge style of play.

"I would interested in Corey Perry," he said. "He brings a lot to the table. We're talking hockey here. He can help the Toronto Maple Leafs, you can get him for cheap, he has a ton of experience, and he plays a way that all these guys need to learn and I would be super interested in him, but like you said, I doubt that is going to happen for the off-ice reasons."

Rosehill believes he would fit in well with the Maple Leafs. He also recognizes that the likelihood of this is low due to the off ice considerations.

Fomer NHLer Explains The Fit For Perry In Toronto

After being on board with the idea of signing Perry he explained where he thinks Perry would slot in the lineup. According to the duo, a rotation of Perry and Reaves could be just what the Maple Leafs need.

"You can pull him (Ryan Reaves) in and out like we talked about, that's an option for sure," he said. "Especially when you're getting him for so cheap, I think someone's going to sign him, but I don't think he's going to have 3 million dollar offers coming to him by any stretch of the imagination. I think you could scoop him for close to league minimum. He's going to wanna repair his image and repair the way people look and think about him now after this scandal if you wanna call it that."

While Perry isn't likely to sign anywhere soon the Maple Leafs could be an option if his market heats up. Until more information is provided to teams or the public there likely won't be any interest in the veteran forward.

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