Found July 07, 2012 on Talk Hockey:


This New Jersey Devils fan was not too happy for the departure of captain Zach Parise. Watch him as he sets this Zach Parise jersey on fire with a sparkler.

He's not alone though, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello even had to say, "There is no question we're disappointed", shortly after Parise left.

Parise signed with the Minnesota Wild along with friend and defenseman Ryan Suter on July 4th.


SSM instrumental in Parise's career path

ST. PAUL, Minn. Less than an hour away from the Xcel Energy Center, the new home for Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise is the rink where Parise shined as a star for Shattuck-St. Mary's. The prep school in Faribault, Minn., has turned into a hockey hotbed for high school players, and the school has Parise to thank for that.Parise spent two seasons playing at SSM, from 2000-2002...

New Jersey Devils fan says goodbye to Zach Parise by burning his jersey

Zach Parise decided to head home and sign with the Minnesota Wild. Parise, who had been with the New Jersey Devils for seven seasons, told Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello, “If it wasn’t for going home to Minnesota, he’d be coming to New Jersey.” So now that Parise has made his decision, it’s time for Devils fans to bid farewell to him. And this fan decides to say...

Parise Departs New Jersey Without A Ring

from Mark Everson of the NY Post, Not since Kirk Muller, nearly 21 years ago, has a Devils captain departed New Jersey without a Stanley Cup ring, whether won before, during or after his term of office. By signing with the Wild on Wednesday, Zach Parise has broken that lineage of Bruce Driver (after), Scott Stevens (during), Scott Niedermayer, Patrik Elias and Jamie Langenbrunner...

Who gets to wear the C in New Jersey

The dust is settled, Zach Parise, captain of the New Jersey Devils, has officially gone home to play hockey with the Minnesota Wild. You can’t blame the guy for wanting to go home and play in front of his family. It’s a decision that a lot of hockey players wish they had the opportunity to make, but it never arises. There is no reason for Parise to become a villain in New Jersey...

Potential announcements at the Wild Press Conference

The Wild are planning a press conference in under a half an hour. The idea is that it is an introductory press conference for Zach Parise and Ryan Suter is quaint. Very nice. I've been around the Wild and Minnesota sports for too long. I have some other ideas of what might be said at the press conference.- The real reason Parise and Suter signed with the Wild was becuase they...

2012 Wild Prospect Camp begins with a lot of promise and high hopes

With less than a week since the ink dried on the identical contracts to Zach Parise and Ryan Suter the forward momentum of the growth of a hockey organization continues irregardless of that improbable outcome.  I am of course talking about the 2012 Wild Prospect Camp which opens tomorrow.  Heck, even as there are still a little over an hour (as I write this) Parise and Suter'...

Fantasy Impacto: Early Grades + Quick Impressions?

  There are things we can do with free agency and determining quick fantasy impact is just one of them. The goal of this list was simple. One, we have to be quick and two, it will be easy to understand. Hopefully that is the case anyway. Our list was from some of the more prevalent free agent signings so far through five days of free agency. Also, we have the list...

Owners vs. Owners

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province, There are some well informed people around the NHL who feel the massive spend fest over the last few days has an excellent chance to make the new collective bargaining agreement negotiations a lot more difficult…. Take the behaviour of the Carolina Hurricanes for instance. Here was a team that was apparently hot and heavy after Zach...


Devils lost Adam Oates a couple of weeks ago as he became the head coach of the Washington Capitals. Then Zach Parise left to go play the rest of his career in Minnesota. NOW Larry Robinson is leaving us to go coach in San Jose?? WTF is going on? Is this a sign about the financial situation in NJ? We were 2 wins away from a cup, guys shouldn't be bolting like this....

The NHL Salary Structure

In 1996/97 Mario Lemieux became the highest paid player in league history.  He was paid $11.35 million that season.  That season was 16 years ago.  The highest paid player next season barring future signings will be a four way tie between Brad Richards, Tyler Myers, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.  Each of whom is to be paid $12 million next season.  Since the NHL deals with average...
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