Found June 26, 2012 on
Yesterday we made the case for Ryan Suter.
Today it is Zach Parise.
A Parise scenario implies a couple of things:
-The Penguins make signing Parise their top priority.
-Crosby has done an effective job selling the Penguins to Parise.
-Parise in effect resists the huge cash money that some teams will throw at him and signs a 7-year deal, somewhere in the neighborhood of $50-56 million. Anything over $8 million a year for Parise is way too bizarre.
Quick reasons this is a possibility:
1. The Penguins need to replace Staal's 60-65 points.
2. This would give Crosby his long-awaited winger. Pens core forwards would be Crosby, Malkin, Neal, and Parise. You'd basically have two of the most lethal lines in hockey.
3. First line would be the P-C-P line (Parise-Crosby-Pascal). No problem at all with putting Pascal in there.
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