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Zach Parise. Ryan Suter. Either one would give the Penguins a legit shot a winning another Stanley Cup. And neither one decided to do anything but chill on the couch on the first day of free agency. But that didn’t stop Ray Shero from making a surprising number of moves…for the Baby Pens.
Maybe Shero thought if the Pens missed out on the two biggest names available and failed to get out of the first round again, Wilkes-Barre could still win the Calder Cup to totally redeem himself. After Day 1 of free agency, the Pens may have the deepest goalie camp in the NHL, they signed one of the AHL’s top scorers and they may have more defensemen in their system than the rest of the Eastern Conference combined.
Shero hasn’t made a significant move for his NHL team yet but even with all the AHL moves he made, he’s still got more than $11 mil to work with to sign some big boys for the Pens. Here is a look at the newest Baby Pens:
1:25 PM – G JEFF ZATKOFF (2 years/$1.05M) - This was kind of a sh...
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Winger Zach Parise has a once-in-a lifetime chance to get maximum dollars in unrestricted free agency.
He can write his own ticket. If he wants giant dollars up front in his new deal -- via a two-stage signing bonus for, say, $24 million -- he will get giant dollars up front.
That is why the New Jersey Devils failed to keep him off the market. As the Noon EDT July deadline neared...
Today is day 3 of the Zach Parise hostage crisis.
The common tone right now amongst some people is " he deserves as much time as possible, he is making the biggest decision of his life..."
Our initial reaction was this:
We just wanted to say **** you, Zach, make a decision on where you are going to sign your 100 million...
According to Pierre Lebrun a decision will come today:
Prized free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are expected to decide their futures Wednesday, sources told ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun.
Now reading between the lines here.
1. This report also list Ryan Suter as making a decision.
2. This quote:
A source also confirmed that Suter...
Pat Leonard at the Daily News asked Zach Parise's agent if his client has still ruled out the Blueshirts completely or simply was trying to avoid discussing clubs other than the New Jersey Devils, who own his rights until noon on Sunday..."Zach's keeping all of his options open," said Wade Arnot...and the Rangers are back in!...if Rangers are going to make big splash...
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...
If the reports are accurate and they're coming from reputable sources then Predators free agent defenseman Ryan Suter could receive a contract that would pay him 14 million in each of the next two seasons, a number that would be just 400,000 under the maximum allowed under the NHL's salary cap and which also could make him the highest-paid player in the NHL next season...
The NHL's free agent frenzy has rolled on as usual this summer. Some 78 new contracts had been handed out in the first three days since the signing period began on July 1, and the biggest deals have not even gone down with Zach Parise and Ryan Suter still weighing multiple offers higher than the GNPs of some small countries. On the surface, it's business as usual in the NHL...
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 feel pressure to make a choice and that he is still deciding...
No fireworks for Sabres fans on Canada Day... Yet.
The Zach Parise and Ryan Suter sweepstakes will rage on deep into Sunday night, Monday morning.
Phase 1 of the "free agent frenzy" saw third and fourth liners, and, back up goalies switch teams.
The creme de le creme still remain. Nash, Ryan, Malone, Parentau are still in play.
Caveat: Just because you are...
At PredneckNation.com we have put together some of the latest links to get you up to date on the Ryan Suter and Zach Parise sweepstakes…
The Associated Press - Ryan Suter’s agent doesn’t expect a quick decision
ESPN News Service - Ryan Suter, Zach Parise field offers
Sporting News - Zach Parise and Ryan Suter: Who, when and for how much?
Bleacher Report - 2012 NHL Free...
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...
Neil Sheehy on Ryan Suter: There will be no decision tonight and there is no timetable for his contract signing at this time (cond) #mnwild— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) July 2, 2012
(cond Sheehy): “Ryan is considering his opportunities and is taking the necessary time to give each proper consideration.” #mnwild— Michael Russo (@Russostrib) July 2, 2012
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...
Congrats to former Sabre spiritual leader, Paul Gaustad.
The predators signed Gaustad to a new four year, $13 million contract on Saturday night, thus preventing the burly centreman from hitting the open UFA market.
So, Zach Parise was in Toronto last night. He'll meet with the half dozen teams that covet him beginning at Noon today. That is, IF he declares...
It's 90 degrees today and I am wondering like many other hockey fans - where is Zach Parise going to sign and for how much. Zach's decision isn't going to happen today according to Michael Russo. Also, it sounds like the Penguins are Zach's front-runner. If you're a Wild fan I am sure you're hoping that he changes his mind.