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Rumors concerning a package deal to the Red Wings between Nashville defenseman Ryan Suter and New Jersey sniper Zach Parise has been somewhat persistent this spring and early summer. Rumors continued on a Parise and Suter rendezvous in Detroit continued at the IIHF World Championships.
Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News
reports it’s a “common assumption … Parise and Suter are intent on signing together with a new team” while the Wings have a mutual interest in the two 27-year-old players.
“I am assuming that, at least as of right now, they are a package deal,” one NHL team official told the Detroit News. “They certainly seem to have set it up that way, themselves.”
But before Red Wings fans start committing money to those new Parise and Suter Winged Wheel jerseys, there is still a chance that Suter re-signs with the Predators. Suter has made it clear so far that he intends to sign his last contract this offseason so the Wings and their fans need to be totally sure if they want Suter for the next 10 years or so.
With Parise, there may be little point speculating on his future considering the Devils are one win away from the Stanley Cup Finals.
But, if Suter and Parise do in fact hit the open market, it’s looking more and more likely that their preferred destination would be Detroit.
If longtime forward Tomas Holmstrom retires, defenseman Brad Stuart heads out west and Jiri Hudler signs elsewhere the Wings would have roughly $44 million dollars committed to salary in 2013 and should be able to accommodate both Suter and Parise without issue.
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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...
Photography by Tom DiPace
It has been brought to the attention of the 29 other teams in the NHL that Ryan Suter will be the most coveted D-man in the upcoming free agency frenzy. Coming off a first time All-Star appearance and putting up steadily increasing numbers every year has made Suter a hot commodity with some of his best years still on the horizon (he’s only 27).
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...
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@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...
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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...
A late goal by Ryan Carter put the Devils ahead 4-3 and Zach Parise added an empty-netter to seal the game.
The Devils jumped out to a 3-0 only to find the Rangers come back to tie the game up early in the 3rd period.
Game 6 is Friday night in New Jersey. Will the Rangers force a game 7?
Here is Carter’s game winning goal…
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...
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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...