A day does not pass when the names of Zach Parise and Ryan Suter are not part of my conversation.
Thats because Red Wing fans are extremely antsy this offseason. After three consecutive years of playoff disappointments, Detroit enthusiasts expect the Wings brain trust to lay hands upon their roster and restore the club to its rightful place -- Stanley Cup champion.
And with two superstar players in Parise and Suter available as unrestricted free agents on July 1, the perfect scenario would be to have both of them under contract by 12:01 a.m. on the first of July.
Adding a proven goal scorer such as Parise and an all-around defenseman such as Suter, youd be hard pressed not to pencil in the Wings as the overwhelming favorite to raise the Cup in 2013.
Theres one major flaw to that line of thinking. With New Jersey in the Stanley Cup Finals, its difficult to see Parise, the Devils captain, leaving the Jersey Shore unless the clubs financial situation is so dire that money becomes a...