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Henrique the most interesting trade candidate in Anaheim

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The winds of change are blowing in Anaheim. For opportunistic front offices, that presents an opportunity to acquire serious talent on the trade market this summer.

Bob Murray’s Ducks are in a fascinating situation. They are the only team left without a head coach – all signs indicate Dallas Eakins is the next man in line but nothing has materialized there quite yet. But the coaching hire, whenever it occurs, won’t be the only transition the team goes through in the coming months. The front office is also signaling an intention to clear some cap space and clean up the roster while remaining competitive heading into the 2019-20 season. That is a tricky tightrope to walk, but we’ve seen Murray do it before.

The two names we have heard about in recent weeks are longtime Ducks winger Corey Perry and new TSN Trade Bait fixture Adam Henrique.

Perry is obviously a major name to float on the trade market – it’s not often that guys with Perry’s scoring history and individual hardware ever become available, but Perry’s situation is a bit unique. The forces countering Perry’s incredibly impressive resume include his age and mileage (he’s 34 years old and has played more 1,100 games), a bad injury and long recovery (Perry is fresh off of meniscus and MCL injuries and associated surgeries), and a penalizing cap impact of $8.6-million in each of the next two seasons.

General managers across the........