Found June 21, 2012 on Goon's World:
This is one of those stories that aren’t going to go away, until we know where former Fighting Sioux All-American forward Zach Parise is headed. Zach Parise hasn’t tipped his hat where he is going either, only to say that he wants to re-sign with the New Jersey Devils. You can rest assured that Parise and his agent are going to get a bunch of offers from a lot of teams.
Joan Niesen, FSN.COM --- Parise said he treats his impending free agency as something he can take advantage of, but it would seem that balancing his sanity with the desire to get the most out of this summer is something he's grappling with daily. Talk to Parise for five minutes and who knows how many times he'll say he wants to minimize the stress of the process. However, coming home to Minneapolis this offseason, though a natural move, is unlikely to mitigate the constant scrutiny.

Parise grew up in Bloomington, Minn. His father, J.P., played for the North Stars, and Parise still keeps a house in the Twin Cities, which he returned to last Friday from New Jersey. That's why he made an appearance Wednesday at the Defending the Blue Line game on the University of Minnesota campus, where he signed autographs and watched from the bench. As an unsigned player, Parise did not compete with the local hockey stars who took the ice. Instead, he subjected himself to the barrage of questions he's mostly unable to answer.

On Tuesday morning Paul Allen had Michael Russo beat writer of the Minnesota Wild from the Minneapolis Star and Tribune on the KFAN 100.3 and the two of them discussed the Parise free agency story and where they think that Zach might go. Russo seems to think that if the Wild get Parise that they might have a good chance to get Predators’ defenseman Ryan Sutter. You can listen to P.A.’s interview of Russo from the podcast that is embedded below in the blog post.


Parise not tipping hand as free agency nears

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Parise watch update: no gnus till the draft, which places him in the same boat as other UFA’s

Via Pro Hockey Talk’s Joe Yerdon, those of you who are interested in Zach Parise’s future plans might find this blog entry from the Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti to be informative: I spoke briefly this afternoon Devils captain Zach Parise’s agent, Wade Arnott, and there really isn’t anything new to report. Arnott is in Pittsburgh for the draft on Friday and Saturday and...

Red WIngs mid-day news: on Parise, co-suitor UFA bluster and a back-up back-up plan

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Penguins After Parise

from Josh Yohe and Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, The Penguins won a Stanley Cup with Jordan Staal and may try to reclaim it with Zach Parise…. The Penguins expect to reach a long-term extension with center Sidney Crosby this summer and want to give him a fixture at wing throughout the prime years of his career, a team source said. Crosby and Parise played together...

Will Arnett Spoofs Brendan Shanahan by Poking Fun at Suspension Videos During 2012 NHL Awards (Video)

Will Arnett is a hockey fan, and pretty much every hockey fan crossed path with a video made by NHL disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan during last season. So Arnett had a lot of material to pick from when making a spoof video about Shanahan during the 2012 NHL Awards. In the video, Arnett made fun of Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown's inability to drink out of a water bottle...

Video- Will Arnett As Brendan Shanahan

From the 2012 NHL Awards Show…

NHL Announces Draft Location For 2013 And 2014

NEW YORK (June 22, 2012) – The New Jersey Devils will host the 2013 NHL Draft at Prudential Center in Newark and the Philadelphia Flyers will host the 2014 NHL Draft at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2013 NHL Draft, scheduled for June 28-29, will be the first ever held in the New York City metropolitan area. hiladelphia also...

Red Wings unlikely to make any draft-day trades

Via RedWingsFeed, you and I already know that the players the Red Wings are particularly interested in signing and/or acquiring the signing rights to—like Zach Parise, Alex Semin and Ryan Suter—have either already chosen to explore unrestricted free agency on July 1st, or they’re still entertaining contract offers from current rights-holders insistent upon waiting things out...

NHL must tread carefully this offseason

MINNEAPOLIS A cynic would say that this is becoming normal. An optimist would say that it will be resolved. The cynic is right. The optimist is relying on a far too limited scope of memory. As the NHL offseason begins, it's hard to ignore the league's expiring collective bargaining agreement, which will come to an end on Sept. 15. Trouble already seems to be looming,...
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