The idea of returning near his Canadian home to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs tugged on Corey Perry's heart two years ago.
All things considered, including the Maple Leafs' firing of coach Randy Carlyle earlier this month, Perry is entirely pleased with his decision to remain with the Ducks.
"There's all kinds of stuff that went into it," Perry said of his March 2013 choice to sign an eight-year contract extension with the Ducks for $69 million. "It would've been nice to go home and play in front of family and friends every night, but on the other side of things, you have to think about your life and how you want to live it."
Perry's family home,...