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#881 devilsadvoc8

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:54 AM

Zach's a big boy, he can make big boy decisions. Perhaps he wants to leave. Perhaps he just wants to see what else is out there before committing to the Devs for the rest of his productive career. If he gets an overwhelming offer and takes it, fine. No need to ruin this franchise for him. I am going to try to not let this situation influence my mood. If he leaves, the Devils will still be a strong franchise.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:02 AM

Not that it means anything, but if I were in his position, I'd want to see what others had to offer before committing to the Devils, even if I knew I'd ultimately be a Devil. Hearing more offers wouldn't hurt, and may get you some more money. I'm not saying this is happening, but maybe there's some reassurance that Zach still has a good chance of staying in NJ.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:03 AM

Its upsetting to see 3 of our players on the top 15 of "Best Available"
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:07 AM

Its upsetting to see 3 of our players on the top 15 of "Best Available"

Agreed, usually I love his day, instead I'm nervously checking twitter every time new tweets pop up waiting for bad news.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:13 AM

So I guess the Don Meehan dog and pony show has begun. I can't believe Zach is engaging in this bullsh!t.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:19 AM

So I guess the Don Meehan dog and pony show has begun. I can't believe Zach is engaging in this bullsh!t.

In fairness to Parise, he has worked hard his whole life to get into this position. He'd be foolish not to see what offers are out there. While I would be angry if he left, I do understand it since its a business.

Edited by thefiestygoat, 01 July 2012 - 11:19 AM.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:20 AM

Sign Jagr!
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

I guess what burns me more than anything is Lou did not have to give Zach captaincy last year knowing there was a good chance he would test free agency, also your financial situation they knew was bad prior to trade deadline if Zach was not going to let you know he was going to sign Lou should have traded him for low round picks or something it's not like the team was playing like a Stanley cup champion at the time. It just is weird to name him capt then lose him for nothing!

Edited by Devs1965, 01 July 2012 - 11:22 AM.

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:26 AM

I guess what burns me more than anything is Lou did not have to give Zach captaincy last year knowing there was a good chance he would test free agency, also your financial situation they knew was bad prior to trade deadline if Zach was not going to let you know he was going to sign Lou should have traded him for low round picks or something it's not like the team was playing like a Stanley cup champion at the time. It just is weird to name him capt then lose him for nothing!


That's way too much 20/20 hindsight, though.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:31 AM

Sign Jagr!


NO! NO! NO!
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:32 AM

NO! NO! NO!


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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:32 AM

From the Wild war room: the #mnwild have submitted contract offers to free agents Zach Parise and Ryan Suter.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:33 AM

I don't want to get into the "how do you know this" so take it for what its worth.
Parise looking for Crosby/Kovalchuk money.
10-12 years $100M.
Devils are being held to internal cap by NHL.
They have been pleading with the league to exceed the cap # they have been given.
Devils argument is their financial situation/future investors will take a huge hit losing their face of their franchise.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:34 AM

we need a ninja picture right now :giggle:
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:36 AM

I don't want to get into the "how do you know this" so take it for what its worth.
Parise looking for Crosby/Kovalchuk money.
10-12 years $100M.
Devils are being held to internal cap by NHL.
They have been pleading with the league to exceed the cap # they have been given.
Devils argument is their financial situation/future investors will take a huge hit losing their face of their franchise.

So you're telling me if the Devils and Parise agree on a contract that fits within the league salary cap, the NHL is just going to step in (again) and tell both sides that they can't do that because they don't think they can afford it?
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:37 AM

Lou should offer sheet Evander Kane.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:41 AM

So you're telling me if the Devils and Parise agree on a contract that fits within the league salary cap, the NHL is just going to step in (again) and tell both sides that they can't do that because they don't think they can afford it?


the teams financial situation will be the #1 reason Devils lose Zach and not that Zach does not want to be here.
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:45 AM

the teams financial situation will be the #1 reason Devils lose Zach and not that Zach does not want to be here.


ohhh mann

Parise will ask for a $12 million signing bonus immediately to protect him from a possible labor stoppage, as well as another $12 million bonus on July 1, 2013

with kovi's salery jumping to 11 mill i cant see us competing
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

I don't want to get into the "how do you know this" so take it for what its worth.


How do you know this?
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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:51 AM

the teams financial situation will be the #1 reason Devils lose Zach and not that Zach does not want to be here.

That doesn't really answer my question. If what you're saying is true it sounds like the league is giving the Devils a lower salary cap and not letting them sign Parise even if both sides agree to a deal unless the contract is low enough by the league's standards.
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