Found May 26, 2012 on
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By Rhys Richards (@RREsq)
With each passing series in New Jersey’s unlikely run to the Stanley Cup Final, the market price for soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Zach Parise increases.
While Parise may be pricing himself out of New Jersey and thereby causing the other 29 NHL teams to circle July 1st on their calendars again and again, Detroit fans may want to temper their expectations.
82-year-old team owner Mike Ilitch has made his desire to win now at whatever price known on the baseball diamond with the Tigers’ off-season signing of Prince Fielder for nine years at $214 million.
As Ilitch told the Detroit News before the start of the Major League Baseball season, “What I think I’m most thrilled about is that, No. 1, to win you’ve got to have stars.” He added, “And to have public appeal you’ve got to have stars.”
Ilitch’s statement may be indicative of an active off-season for the Red Wings, the team he resurrected from the “Dead Wings”
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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...
On a day when the comments section has gone a little crazy regarding whether the Red Wings should attempt to retain Jiri Hudler’s services, or whether there really is a Zach Parise/Ryan Suter “package deal” in the offing, I’d rather not post this on a night that we don’t have hockey on TV because I hate even thinking about posting an entry that might provoke discussion...
This was a commercial that I saw on the NHL Network tonight, it was the first time that I had seen it. Former Fighting Sioux forwards Zach Parise and Travis Zajac are one win away from putting three former Fighting Sioux players in the Stanley Cup Finals. Also, when the Stanley Cup is presented after the cup clinching game, an "American" Captain will accept the Stanley...
English: Zach Parise (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Duh! I wonder if Sid has even been to a hockey game lately? I always get a kick out of Sid Hartman's writings - although hockey has never been a strong subject for Sid. Of course Parise would look better along side Mikael Granlund and or Mikko Koivu for that matter. There are probably 25-29 teams that are interested 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...
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Here's some random thoughts for this Sunday:
- Lotsa talk about the Stanley Cup Finals and which team is going to win. Ummm, LA? True, the Devils have perhaps the two best forwards in Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise. But the Kings have so much depth. At forward, on D, even in goal. The Stanley Cup playoffs are a marathon...
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.
Make sure to follow Travis on Twitter!
@TheMONUBK If the Sens don't sign a top 6 fwd through FA, think they might try to acquire via trade? If so, who?
A quick glance at the 2012 UFA Class, and it's about as horrifying as any we've seen in years. I've spoken exhaustively about the poor odds the Ottawa Senators have at landing either Ryan Suter or Zach Parise...
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...