Found June 30, 2012 on
The Hockey Guys:
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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 Parise will play next season. Despite Parise’s publicized desire to remain a New Jersey Devil, the organization’s uncertainty with ownership’s financial situation and members of the hockey world and blogosphere believing Parise is “just saying that” because he truly has desires to depart for greener pastures, have provided the array of hockey analysts and “insiders” with more than enough ammo to keep firing out a different take on Parise’s fate if…or as some are blunt enough to put it, when he becomes an unrestricted free agent this coming Sunday.
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Lyrics to "Zach Parise" to tune of "Take it Easy." These may be complete ****, not a whole lot of jobbing in there but figured I'd pass it along.
Bein' King Shero,
Trying to loosen some dough,
I got 7 skaters on my mind.
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As Paul already posted, the Red Wings have indeed sent a parcel of front office personnel to Toronto to make their offer to Zach Parise (can the Wings afford what Nick Kypreos reports is a demand for a $12 million signing bonus from Parise’s representatives? Yep), and this news from the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan shouldn’t surprise you, either:
Not a shocker and totally expected…...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Wild say they have submitted offers to free-agent stars Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
The Wild tweeted the news on Sunday, shortly after the free-agent market opened. General manager Chuck Fletcher and owner Craig Leipold have promised that the Wild planned to be aggressive this summer to try to get the team back to the playoffs after a four-year...
Ryan Suter and Zach Parise chose to take time to sort through offers from a slew of suitors on the first day of NHL free agency.
''I don't expect a quick decision,'' Suter's agent, Neil Sheehy, wrote in an email Sunday to The Associated Press.
Parise, meanwhile, said he thinks he'll make a decision by Monday after not signing a deal to stay with New...
It was not the major splash that Red Wings fans were hoping for, but with the signing of former Wings forward Mikael Samuelsson, former Nashville agitator Jordin Tootoo, Swiss scoring sensation Damien Brunner and former Maple Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson, Detroit was certainly active on Day 1 of free agency.
Many players switched teams on Sunday, but the two top free-agent targets...
from Jeremy K Gover of Section 303, The prizes of this free agency class are defenseman Ryan Suter and forward Zach Parise. Some think it will take roughly $9 million to sign each player. Using that number, let’s take the best case scenario and say the Preds sign both (again, purely as an example). That’s a whopping $18 million tied up in just those two players. But guess who’s...
The Edmonton Oilers have won the Justin Schultz sweep stakes and have signed him to a two year entry level deal.The former Wisconsin All-WCHA defender was one of the most sought after free-agents this year.
Chris Johnston, Edmonton Journal --- Justin Schultz was able to pass the baton off to Zach Parise.
After being courted by NHL teams at the Newport Sports offices in...
Well here’s the news you were probably not waiting for, Wings fans. In addition to Ryan Suter not deciding until tomorrow, TSN’s Bob McKenzie reports that the Red Wings’ other main target will take his time, too:
Zach Parise’s decision will not come until tomorrow. Has narrowed the field to a select group and will decide Monday.
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...
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.
WILMINGTON, Mass. -- The annual free agent frenzy is set to open on Sunday, but don't expect the Bruins to get involved in the bidding. While other teams will line up for the chance to woo the likes of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter with huge contract offers on July 1, Boston general manager Peter Chiarelli doesn't anticipate the Bruins joining the fray. "My gut is telling...
Let no one say that the Flyers are not being aggressive in the free agent market. They are in the midst of a high-stake game of free agent poker designed to either land one of the two biggest names on the market -- Zach Parise or Ryan Suter -- or else to drive the price so high for rival teams (especially Pittsburgh) that whichever team(s) signs the players will be compelled to take...
Here. Start with this….
NJD GM Lou Lamoriello was in TOR last night to meet with Zach Parise, who will decide within the hour if he is going to UFA at noon ET.
More in a minute, but nothing earth shattering. So, don’t get all excited.
According to Michael Russo, Beat writer of the Minnesota Wild for the Star Tribune, the Wild are still in the mix for teams he New Jersey Devils and former Fighting Sioux All-American forward Zach Parise could sign with.
Zach Parise's agent Wade Arnott says that his client has narrowed his list of teams to a "select few," and according to sources, Wild GM Chuck...
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...