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‏Zach Parise has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Wild

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See I'd love to see Zach back in jersey but after we made him captain and he wanted a cup contender team( I believe we were pretty damn close) the fact that he's even thinking about leaving us kinda upsets me . Don't you think?

Not really. I would only start thinking along those lines (and start taking it personally) if he were to go to Philly or maybe Pittsburgh. If he were to go to a rival or even an Atlantic Division rival and have to play us 6 times a year, it'd be a slap in the face to Lou and especially to the fans. I could certainly understand if he were to go to Detroit or Minnesota, especially if their offer is just way above what ours is. Going to an Atlantic Division rival would be really upsetting though.

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See I'd love to see Zach back in jersey but after we made him captain and he wanted a cup contender team( I believe we were pretty damn close) the fact that he's even thinking about leaving us kinda upsets me . Don't you think?

Nope. This is the biggest financial decision of his life. He has one shot at it. And he's earned it, along with the right to take as much time as he needs. He'll likely NEVER get an opportunity like this again. I give him credit for taking his time...we may or may not like his ultimate decision, but at least he won't have rushed into it.

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See I'd love to see Zach back in jersey but after we made him captain and he wanted a cup contender team( I believe we were pretty damn close) the fact that he's even thinking about leaving us kinda upsets me . Don't you think?

Can you really blame him? He has probably 1 shot in his career to take advantage of this system and get as much money as possible. He has all of the leverage in these negotiations, especially with such a weak FA class. We would all do the same thing if we were in his shoes right now (and if anyone says they would have taken a $20-30 million "hometown discount" to stay here, they're lying - that's a sh!tload of money to anyone, including Zach).

I believe that it's taking this long because he is trying to stay with the Devils and is trying to squeeze every last penny out of them before they say enough is enough and he has to choose between the only professional organization he's ever known and, likely, more money in another city. The upfront money is a huge problem for us. Clearly, these players are hedging against a potential lockout (Marty and Moose with the guaranteed 2nd year), and Zach wants a signing bonus to soften or erase the blow of losing 1/2 to all of his salary for this upcoming season should there be a lockout. I can't see us paying him much by way of a signing bonus with our current financial state.

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Or maybe Zach is dead :ph34r:

His agents are going to have to prop him up Weekend at Bernie's style then so he can 'sign' the biggest contract and they get the commission :lol:

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Or maybe Zach is dead :ph34r:

lol "Or maybe Chunk is dead!" reminded me of the Goonies and I read it as she said it in the movie.

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Can you really blame him? He has probably 1 shot in his career to take advantage of this system and get as much money as possible. He has all of the leverage in these negotiations, especially with such a weak FA class. We would all do the same thing if we were in his shoes right now (and if anyone says they would have taken a $20-30 million "hometown discount" to stay here, they're lying - that's a sh!tload of money to anyone, including Zach).

I believe that it's taking this long because he is trying to stay with the Devils and is trying to squeeze every last penny out of them before they say enough is enough and he has to choose between the only professional organization he's ever known and, likely, more money in another city. The upfront money is a huge problem for us. Clearly, these players are hedging against a potential lockout (Marty and Moose with the guaranteed 2nd year), and Zach wants a signing bonus to soften or erase the blow of losing 1/2 to all of his salary for this upcoming season should there be a lockout. I can't see us paying him much by way of a signing bonus with our current financial state.

I would say that taking a "discount" to stay in a place you like and to play for a winner is not a problem. I would.

It's really comical, considering what the vast majority of people make, to go elsewhere because of a million bucks or two. If you need ten million instead of eight million and are adamet about it then you probably need to take a look in the mirror. It's not like one team is offering 10 million and another is offering 10 thousand

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I hate, wish they said decision ina week, then iwould not be going crazy...

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Parise addressing reporters in 5 minutes?

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I would say that taking a "discount" to stay in a place you like and to play for a winner is not a problem. I would.

It's really comical, considering what the vast majority of people make, to go elsewhere because of a million bucks or two. If you need ten million instead of eight million and are adamet about it then you probably need to take a look in the mirror. It's not like one team is offering 10 million and another is offering 10 thousand

Theres rumors of a 24 million dollar signing bonus though. While its tough to get through the muck of rumor and guessing games, that could be a huge stickign point.

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Zach's supposed to be talking to reporters in 5 min. (3 minutes ago)

where can we see that??

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Tom Gulitti‏@TGfireandice

RT @drosennhl: RT @markhmasters: Being told Parise will talk to reporters here in about 5 mins

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I see what you mean I'm probably just thinking too much into it lol I'm glad I got your opinions I really wanted to.see what you guys thought

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24 million up front means no Devils.

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I hope he announces "No announcement today, come back tomorrow"

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Damn Chere keeps posting nonsense tweets 3 at a time making m think there's Parise news. Not now Chere. Take a break for a minute.

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