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A 4th For Perry ?


By Fred Wallace


The London Knights were in town last night for an OHL match against the Attack, but the Londoner I keep thinking about is Corey Perry.

Truthfully, not everyone likes Corey Perry as a player ,or as a personality, dating back to his theatric days with those great London teams in the middle of the decade.

I'm not among them, though

In 2004-05, I spoke to Perry probably four times prior to games, or after the All Star Game here in Owen Sound, and while not necessarily the best interview, I found him to be honest and earnest in his thought process and answers.

What I really like about Corey Perry is the position that he's put himself in; recently being named as a member of Canada's Olympic Hockey team.

Already in his career, Perry, at age 24, has won the Memorial Cup, the World Junior Championship and the Stanley Cup.

Either he's the luckiest guy in the world, or he's a tremendous player.

Now, he's got the Olympic opportunity next month to add a fourth title to an already impressive resume.

Scott Niedermeyer is the player standard by which team championships are measured, having won the Memorial Cup, World Junior, Stanley Cup, Olympics, World Cup and World Championship in his lifetime.

You might not like Corey Perry, but you've got to admire a guy who in short order has a shot at a 4th major hockey championship looming at the Olympic Games.

I'm Fred Wallace

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