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Former Fighting Sioux and current New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise is going to be one of the most sought after free agents in some time. Parise is going to be able to command a very hefty raise this summer and there are going to be teams lined up to pay him that hefty salary.
Jim Matheson, edmontonjournal.com --- Has there been a hotter ticket than New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise on the free-agent stage in the last 10 years?
You can see how badly he wants to win, the pistons pumping as he hunts down a loose puck in the neutral zone and sends it into the open net to ensure the Game 5 win for the Devils at Madison Square Garden.
He’s the engine that drives the Devils, with due respect to the big wheel Ilya Kovalchuk, who is much better than I thought he’d ever be when they gave him that lifetime contract as a free agent.
But how can there be room for both players next season and beyond when the Devils ownership is an absolute mess and Parise can easily get $8 million US on the open market?
The Devils have no wiggle room because Elias ($6 million) and Dainius Zubrus ($3.4 million) aren’t unrestricted free agents until July 2013, the same with Marek Zidlicky on defence.
There are four scenarios: Parise stays in New Jersey; he goes to Detroit, where the Red Wings will sell him on playing with Pavel Datsyuk, he slides over to the New York Rangers; or Parise, who turns 28 in July, goes home to suit up for the Minnesota Wild.
One can only speculate where Parise going after the July 1st when free agent can begin signing contracts with other clubs. You can bet that the Wild are going to be in the running and Michael Russo has basically stated that the Wild will give him the money he wants if he decided to come to Minnesota. With all of the young recruits in the pipeline ready to step up for the Wild “might” be enough for Parise to say yes to the Minnesota Wild. Or not!
In Minnesota, the citizenry are awash with expectations that Parise might want to come home. His dad, J.P., runs the hockey program at the exclusive Shattuck St. Mary’s prep school and Parise’s girlfriend is from North Dakota and one of J.P.’s best friends is former North Stars GM Lou Nanne, who holds significant sway in that area. But then again, plenty of NHLers don’t want the pressure of playing before friends and family.
Please Zach come to the state of hockey…
BEST OF MAXIM
A day does not pass when the names of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are not part of my conversation.
Thats because Red Wing fans are extremely antsy this offseason. After three consecutive years of playoff disappointments, Detroit enthusiasts expect the Wings brain trust to lay hands upon their roster and restore the club to its rightful place -- Stanley Cup champion.
And with two...
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal at Canada.com, Has there been a hotter ticket than New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise on the free-agent stage in the last 10 years?
You can see how badly he wants to win, the pistons pumping as he hunts down a loose puck in the neutral zone and sends it into the open net to ensure the Game 5 win for the Devils at Madison Square Garden...
Check this out, former Fighting Sioux and current New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise is a hot commodity off the ice as well as two reporters almost end up slugging it out over positioning at the press conference.
Here is a great description of the incident from via Jill Painter of Inside the Kings,
There was a big scrum around Devils winger Zach Parise, and Parise almost...
via Jill Painter of Inside the Kings, There was a big scrum around Devils winger Zach Parise, and Parise almost had to break up a fight between reporters. The two men were jockeying for position with their tape recorder and microphone, respectively, when one yelled ``Stop it!’’ while Parise was talking.
The reporter smacked his notebook against the microphone, then used the...
New Jersey Devils forward Zach Parise.
Asked to comment on his contractual situation, New Jersey Devils pending unrestricted free agent forward Zach Parise tells Joe Haggerty of CSNNE.com make sit clear that he has no interest in discussing it.
I won’t be answering any questions about free agency.
Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello tells Rich Chere of the Star-Ledger that...
NEWARK -- Hockey has been considered Canada’s game, but U.S. hockey has slowly been making inroads.
When the puck drops tonight in Newark two American born captains will be on the ice for each squad, a rarity in the Stanley Cup Finals. Zach Parise, the captain of the Devils, may be best known by the casual fan for his game tying shot in the gold medal game against Canada in...
This seems to be a common historical point of discussion – but incorrect – while it’s true that Zach Parise and Travis Zajac both played their collegiate hockey for the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux – Parise and Zajac never played together. It never happened; this could be cleared up by doing a simple search on Google. So it would be impossible for them...
Fact No. 1: Derian Hatcher is the only American-born captain to win the Stanley Cup. He led Dallas to its only Cup in 1998-99.
Fact No. 2: Either the New Jersey Devils' Zach Parise or the Los Angeles Kings' Dustin Brown will be the second American-born captain to win the Stanley Cup. Parise and Brown will face off Wednesday night at the Prudential Center in Game 1 of the...
This talk is somewhat dangerous to begin with—assuming that any team will have the opportunity to pick and choose whether to sign one or both of the two marquee free agents that every other team’s fan base believes will sign with them because every team’s beat writers are convinced that, say, Zach Parise would make the perfect Anaheim Duck…
But Fox Sports Detroit’s Art...
There will be at least one former Fighting Sioux hockey players name on the Stanley Cup this season.
From the Eastern Conference Champion - Zach Parise and Travis Zajac's Devils will play the Western Conference Champion and Matt Greene's Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals starting on Wednesday Night.
from ESPN Stats and Information, 1. This is the first time in NHL history that two American-born captains will square off in the Stanley Cup finals. Either Dustin Brown (Kings, Ithaca, N.Y.) or Zach Parise (Devils, Minneapolis) will join Derian Hatcher as the only U.S.-born captains of a Stanley Cup-winning team. Hatcher was the Dallas Stars’ captain when they won the Cup in 1999...