They were born six days apart and have been in lockstep with each other for all of their pro hockey careers.
So it was only natural that Corey Perry called Ryan Getzlaf the night before he signed an eight-year contract extension reportedly worth $69 million -- the deal was announced Monday night. Perry said Getzlaf had called him the night before signing his eight-year, $66 million extension 10 days ago.
"He talked to me and asked me what my thoughts were," Perry said. "At that point I was still undecided, but it was definitely a huge factor that he did stay here and he's committed here.