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NHL frenzy is about to begin as the free-agent market is set to open today at noon ET. There are several big names that could find new homes.
The salary cap is set for $70.2 million.
New Jersey Devils captain Zach Parise and Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Suter are the top names appearing to be ready to listen to offers, but a new player has jumped into the mix after New Jersey Devils goalie Martin Brodeur hired an agent.
Brodeur hired agent Pat Brisson to help field offers if he makes it to unrestricted free agency. Brodeur in his 20-year career with the Devils has always represented himself in contract negations with the team and has never made it to UFA status.
Brodeur reached Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final in his last season of a six-year, $5.2 million annual salary but a new deal with the Devils doesn't appear to be likely.
Other notable names hitting the market with their 2011-12 stats are forwards:
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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...
New Jersey Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur has hired prominent agent Pat Brisson days before the four-time Vezina Trophy-winner is set to become a free agent.
Canada's TSN first reported the move on Friday, and Brisson confirmed it in a text message to The Associated Press later in the day. Though Brodeur has indicated he'd prefer re-signing with the Devils, Brisson wrote...
Martin Brodeur will stay in New Jersey, according to reports.
Brodeur, 40, re-signed with the New Jersey Devils for two-years, $9 million early Monday morning.
Brodeur hired agent Pat Brisson to represent him in free agency but he never once stated a desire to leave New Jersey.
Brodeur has won 656 games in 1,191 career appearances, all with New Jersey. He has 119 shutouts and...
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...
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.
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...
Credit goes to Erik Y, and to Josh Y, who emailed us the Lyrics.
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
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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...
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...
The hockey media world has been abuzz this morning at the news that 40 year old goaltender Martin Brodeur has enlisted the services of agent Pat Brisson in advance of July 1st, which could be an indication that he is not willing to take a home town discount to continue playing in New Jersey for a 20th season and may be open to other options.
While it is assumed that the hiring...
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...
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...
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...