Found June 17, 2012 on The Majors Detroit:
The Red Wings have money to spend this year, and whether or not they had planned on it, they will be forced to spend money to bring big free agents here once again to put Hockeytown at the top of the list next season to bring home Lord Stanleys Cup. The biggest question on Red Wings fans is not the type of player the Wings need, that’s very common knowledge around the league. They need a big defenseman. Ryan Suter is oft rumored to be that man. He is a very solid addition to any blueline, and is easily the biggest target among free agent defensemen. He will command at least 7 million dollars per year, and 8-10 years. The bigger question, especially now, is the rumored Parise still the best fit for the Wings, now that his team is making a strong push to their own plate on the Stanley Cup. Zach Parise last year made 6 million dollars. He also became captain of the New Jersey Devils, the team he has played for since he was drafted in the 2003 entry draft. Since Parise broke into the le...

Parise, "No way I'll sign with Rangers"

I know this is an old story, actually it's about half a week old,  but I just found the video for Parise's comments that he made last week while being interviewed by the media. The now famous comments by Parise, when he said, "No way I'll sign with Rangers." As a Bruins and Wild fan, nothing pleases me more than to hear...

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Zach Parise wants to remain with the New Jersey Devils. And the Devils franchise really, really wants to keep him.Can the Devils make this happen?Sure, but it will definitely not be easy. Consider all the variables: The Devils haven’t been able to pay their bills despite the team's on-ice success. A hockey-loving billionaire with deep pockets doesn’t own this team. The lead...

Detroit Red Wings: I’ll have the Enigmatic Russian? Wings Could Eye Alex Semin

By Rhys Richards (@RREsq) While the summer can also be considered the winter of sports for hockey fans, the time between the awarding of the Stanley Cup and July 1st is akin to the exciting days leading up to a birthday during childhood. First, the NHL Entry Draft gives every fan the opportunity to dream about the future for his or her team. Every team attempts to address its burning...

Will Rangers Cave to Blue Jackets Demands for Rick Nash After Zach Parise Snub?

The New York Rangers have one goal this offseason after suffering elimination at the hands of the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals. They need to improve their offense, and it may be at any cost necessary. But does that mean they should cave to the demands of the Columbus Blue Jackets and surrender a package of highly touted players in order to finally...

Devils Fan's Desk Spitefully Turned Into Kings Central By Co-Workers

Courtesy of our good friend at The Royal Half, we bring you video of a Devils fan's worst nightmare, save for Zach Parise in Broadway blue. This unlucky soul, Chris, as we know him for now, had the displeasure of coming back from vacation to find his cubicle spectacularly decked out in Kings gear: Now, it probably stands to reason that Chris threw a few playful jabs around...

Rick Nash? Meet Zach Parise. Your futures are intertwined!

As Paul already noted, both TSN’s Bob McKenzie and the CBC’s Elliotte Friedman have suggested that the Rick Nash sweepstakes, which is presumably the biggest sup-blot to this weekend’s Entry Dra…I mean draft, may or may not end up reaching its resolution in early July, and the Globe and Mail’s David Shoalts spells out the reason why, with “the reason” going by the name...

A new potential trade target emerges: Evander Kane

As expected, other options have begun to emerge as potential solutions for the Rangers’ offensive woes outside of Zach Parise and Rick Nash. Parise has already declared his disinterest in signing with the Rangers and Columbus’s asking price for Nash is still through the roof, but there are other players that could help supplement the Blueshirts’ attack. Trade rumors are building...

The Fork in the Road: Youth

Here we are, a little over a month removed from the Capitals exit from the Stanley Cup playoffs.  Despite not playing, the Capitals have had one of the busier Junes.  We immediately learned of Dale Hunter’s decision to not return as head coach next season, instead returning to London.  Then we had the word from Alexander Semin’s agent, Mark Gandler, made it very clear that...

The Latest On The Big Names

Bob McKenzie of TSN said there is a possibility Rich Nash is still with Columbus after July 1st.  Teams will turn attention to Zach Parise first, then Nash. McKenzie also feels the Rangers and Sharks have interest in Nash. That’s the first two minutes of the interview NHL Live did with McKenzie, now listen to the rest.

Don’t get caught looking ahead to the 2013 free agent crop

Now that Zach Parise is essentially off the table, you might be tempted to look ahead to the 2013 free agent class for potential offensive infusions for the Rangers’ lineup.  If you began to peruse the pages of CapGeek, your jaw might have dropped when you saw a potential group of unrestricted free agent forwards that could include a guy named Sidney Crosby. Corey Perry is on...

You Are The Expert- Draft And UFA Edition

We’ve read and heard about where some of the big names will land when all is said and done, so let’s read your opinion on some of the big names. What team will sign Zach Parise? How about Ryan Suter, will he stay with Nashville or sign elsewhere? Rich Nash is on the trading block by request, where does he go and a pat on the back if you mention the return for Nash. Same goes...

Red Wings overnight report: on losing Stuart and Fraser, and Schultz and free agent speculation

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