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Significant changes could be coming to Ducks roster

Significant changes could be coming to Ducks roster
Published On: Mon, Jun 11
Jun 24, 2016; Buffalo, NY, USA; Sam Steel puts on a team jersey after being selected as the number thirty overall draft pick by the Anaheim Ducks in the first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at the First Niagra Center. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

After losing in the Western Conference Final to the Nashville Predators in 2017, many expected the Anaheim Ducks to go on another run this year. The Ducks had an up-and-down regular season, but did enough to finish second in the Pacific Division. Unfortunately for them, thata€™s as good as it got.

Once the playoffs kicked off, all they did was make a quick appearance. They had home-ice advantage going into their first-round series against the Sharks, but they still failed to win a single game during the series. They packed their bags for the summer after a 4-0 sweep at the hands of their California rivals.

Veteran teams that get swept in the first round are rarely spared of major changes the following off-season. So what changes might be coming in Anaheim this summer?

Corey Perry

When looking at the Ducks roster, the first name that jumps out as a possible trade candidate is Corey Perry.

Perry has won everything there is to win at the highest levels of hockey, but therea€™s no denying that his production has dried up over the last few years. Since 2013-14, his goal totals have been 43, 33, 34, 19 and 17. Thata€™s a significant drop off for a guy whoa€™s about to earn$8.625 per year for the next three years. If the Ducks can find a taker, theya€™d pull the trigger on a deal.

Therea€™s a couple of issues though. First, hea€™s expe

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