Found July 02, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
July 1st has come and gone and the Penguins, like the other chosen teams on Zach Parise’s short list, are waiting to find out if they have the bar that contains the Wonka Golden Ticket – who will land this year’s biggest fish? In following the hunt throughout the day the consensus is that the Penguins have a great shot at landing Parise. He received a very lucrative offer from the team that contained huge money and long term, he was courted by both Sidney Crosby and Paul Martin and there is a very positive feeling surrounding the entire situation. TSN’s Bob McKenzie has said that the decision will come in late morning or early afternoon, so at least the world will be able to escape the clutches of #PariseWatch before dinnertime on July 2nd. Continue reading "Penguins Wrap Up - Free Agent Frenzy - Day One"

Chasing Zach Parise via the radio and Twitter as Red Wings fans wait for his, Suter’s decisions

So we’ve gone from airplane watching to Tweets of radio interviews, NHL Home Ice’s Josh Rimer interviewed Zach Parise on, right after’s Dan Rosen posted the following… Text from Parise: “Nothing will happen tonight.” And here’s the play-by-play of the interview from the Washington Times’ Stephen Whyno... Continue reading "Chasing Zach...

Potential Landing Places For Zach Parise

NHL free agency is underway, and nearly every team will be interested in making a run at Devils’ captain Zach Parise. The young left-winger guided his team to the Stanley Cup Finals last season, and will surely be getting a huge contract this offseason. Here is a look at the places he will most likely end up. 4. Minnesota Wild: Minnesotans are patiently waiting to see if the young...

John Toperzer: Pennucci on Parise & free agent tidbits from around the NHL

Is today the day? Zach Parise gets "closer" to making a decision Follow @JohnToperzer !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src="";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"...

Todd Cordell: Zach Parise Announces He's Not Ready to Decide, Needs More Time

Zach Parise has had us all waiting and he will continue to make us do so, at least for another day. Parise told reporters outside of Newport Sports Agency in Mississauga, where he and his agent, Wade Arnott, have been huddled up for the last two days, that he has not come to a conclusion as to where he wants to play and he needs more time. He would not tell reporters which teams...

GARTH: Parise Doesn't Like LeBron Comparisons

Josh Rimer of was able to get a candid interview with the Loch Ness Monster... errrr... Zach Parise of Tuesday night. Here's the time line of events for those of you who have been locked in a cave for the past four days: July 1 and 2: Parise joined his agent, Wade Arnott and his staff at Newport Sports agency in suburban Toronto. Parise and his advisors...

Free Agent "Frenzy" Day 2

Twitter was about to explode around 4:30 on Monday afternoon with the imminent news of a statement by Zach Parise in several minutes. Parise waited until roughly 5:00 PM eastern time to announce that, there would essentially be no announcement, as noted by TSN's Mark Masters. Masters went on to report that Parise did not free pressure to make a choice and that he is still deciding...

Someone made the Zach Parise song

Yessssssssssss Credit goes to Erik Y, and to Josh Y, who emailed us the Lyrics.

Zach Parise Still Undecided

via David Shoalts tweet, Parise says he will return home tomorrow and discuss things with his family. Would not say which teams in contention but Devils still in mix

Why People Don’t Want (Not Think) Zach Parise to Stay in New Jersey

Photo courtesy of Lucy Nicholson/Reuters By: Mike Luciano (@MikeLuci) Free agency is on the horizon and it’s old news that Devil’s captain and superstar Zach Parise is fronting the 2012 unrestricted free agent class. Although Parise has expressed his desire to remain a New Jersey Devil on countless occasions, it hasn’t stopped waves of rumors and speculation regarding where...

Parise and Suter hit the market

Let the bidding begin. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter had a long list of suitors hoping to sign them when NHL free agency started Sunday afternoon. Detroit coach Mike Babcock was part of a Red Wings contingent in the Toronto area to make a pitch to Parise, the top forward available, and his agent, Wade Arnott. ''We're going to get in the mix with him and see what we can...

Todd Cordell: Martin Brodeur Signs Two-Year Extension, Devils Waiting On Parise

The New Jersey Devils have signed future Hall Of Famer Martin Brodeur to a two-year contract extension worth 4.5 million dollars per season. The Devils now await word from Zach Parise to see if their Captain will re-join the team for next year and beyond. I'll have more on the Brodeur signing plus any other Devils news later on today or tomorrow. ------------------...

Parise Would Be A Hero In Minnesota

from Michael Russo of the Star Tribune, The Wild can’t offer Zach Parise the chance to play alongside Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin the way the Pittsburgh Penguins can. It can’t offer Zach Parise a rich history of winning the way the Detroit Red Wings can. What the Wild can offer the New Jersey Devils captain and Minnesota native is a chance to play in front of friends and...

Kevin Freiheit: The Calm Before the Storm

There are big names floating around already this summer. And with free agency beginning today, I wouldn't mind some of them becoming a member of the blue and gold. If the Sabres could land someone like Zach Parise, or make a move to acquire Bobby Ryan, that would be great. I don't expect that Buffalo will, so I've come up with a few players that could benefit the Sabres...

Red Wings Free Agency Day 1: How I think It All Went Down

Well, the Wings are done for the day. Safe to say I'm surprised by a couple of the guys we got. Not too surprised about the Gustavsson signing. Happy about all of them in a way. I guess. I wonder what it must have been like to be in the Red Wings front office today. I imagine it was a bit crazy. Actually, I imagine it was a lot crazy. So crazy I decided to make a story about...

GARTH: Southern Fried Goose

Congrats to former Sabre spiritual leader, Paul Gaustad. The predators signed Gaustad to a new four year, $13 million contract on Saturday night, thus preventing the burly centreman from hitting the open UFA market. *** So, Zach Parise was in Toronto last night. He'll meet with the half dozen teams that covet him beginning at Noon today. That is, IF he declares...
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