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#141 Scoopscj

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:11 PM

Well, I'm not really happy with this. I was hoping for a longer term deal. Zach seems to be a nice guy, class guy and a fan favorite. He is a hard worker and a good athlete. I'd love to see him in Devil red for the next 10 years but so far that's not the case. It doesn't mean he won't be a Devil in the future but this 1 year deal makes me a little nervous. Seriously though, if you are a Devils fan you live with nervous. That's the nature of the team.

Bottom line... I was hoping for a longer deal but I trust management. I'd rather see a 1 year deal then to over pay for a player. I wouldn't want to have to be sad in the future about his contract like I did with Rolston. Not comparing the two mind you, just the fact that the contract could be out of wack if he was asking for too many years or too much money.


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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:15 PM

This is what happens when you do everything last-minute. Sometimes it bites you. I guess Lou's still waiting to figure out what the cap number's going to be for this year :P


yes, that's what happened. even though the hearing is 4 days away, they clearly ran out of time to negotiate a new deal.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:23 PM

I'm neutral on this deal. Obviously we all wanted to see more years.
We can't be angry at Lou without information about how ownership is affecting things.
The Rolston trade had to happen anyway. We would be over the cap now if we had kept him. We might not have used all of the space freed up by the trade effectively though.
And if we're serious about possibly trading Parise, our situation is no different now than it was before the contract.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:28 PM

I understand where people are coming from saying thats its safer that way because of zach's knee and everything, i get it and its making sense. I wont deny it

BUT... That wasnt Lou's plan, and people denying this are either in denial or just love the taste of lou's balls a bit too much imo...

- If that was the plan all along why did he filled for arbitration so he can have more time, after he got that extra time... Took the last week or so to really get into it and ran out of time
- why would he repeatly say that it was a priority and that he wanted to get a long term deal done.
- the waiting for the cap annoucement excuses is now bullsh!t
- the waiting for a coach annoucement excuses is now bullsh!t
- the waiting for the draft excuses is now bullsh!t
- actually any excuses are now bullsh!t

If that was really Lou's plan he could have done it a long time ago and then why all those moves to get some cap space?

Plain and simple... Lou said it... They ran out of time... Means he didnt accomplish what he wanted... Thsts a fail and thats 100% lou's fault... Zach has been saying for MONTHS that he wanted to enter contract talks and lou was sitting in his ass waiting and ran out of time

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:29 PM

I'm neutral on this deal. Obviously we all wanted to see more years.
We can't be angry at Lou without information about how ownership is affecting things.
The Rolston trade had to happen anyway. We would be over the cap now if we had kept him. We might not have used all of the space freed up by the trade effectively though.


We'd be at worst around 500k over the cap with a 23-man roster with the $3 million difference between Rolston and Hunter, and that's counting Salvador too.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:31 PM

what are we gonna do with the remaining cap?
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:35 PM

what are we gonna do with the remaining cap?


Thats what im hoping for... To see something creative out of this at least...

Or we could get something at the trade deadline... I know were not used to have money to spend but you also dont always have to spend every penny to be competitive... I guess we'll see
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:35 PM

While I hoping for a long-term deal now, just like everyone else on this board (and all other Devil fans), I really can't complain about this deal. Bottom line we have Parise set for this year, and now both sides get to see if he is truly healthy. The Devils don't want to take an unnecessary risk (as someone put it "like the Isles getting DP'ed), and Zach knows he can command more money if he does stay healthy. And I don't think Lou is particularly worried about the later scenario since we have White's and Salvador's contracts coming off the books next year. I will remain optimistic.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:39 PM

I am glad he is signed even if it is only one year without going to arbitration. After this coming season more money is available for a better deal, it is obvious that Parise won't sign for $6 M per season. I want him as a Devil for a long time.


Thank you.. Exactly my point..

Like I keep repeating, it's a win-win:
- Lou avoids arb and has cap space if need be
- Zach will get more money from the Devils if he waits to start his long term contract next season

This is a GOOD thing guys, so let's just show a little patience here..
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:39 PM

We'd be at worst around 500k over the cap with a 23-man roster with the $3 million difference between Rolston and Hunter, and that's counting Salvador too.

True, but that deal to get yourself out of being capped out always costs more than the one that avoids it.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:42 PM

what are we gonna do with the remaining cap?


Well we don't have to bludgeon a player to get him on LTIR lol


I think Lou was really uncomfortable with his bargaining position last season due to being up against the cap.. Having room, if it does nothing else, takes away another GMs leverage over him when negotiating a deal.. Also, he can trade up to a player with higher cap hit if he wants..

If we are in solid playoff position come trade deadline, Lou could make a splash at someone with a higher cap hit than if he were right up against the cap
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:43 PM

This is a GOOD thing guys, so let's just show a little patience here..

It's not such a good thing. The team just did what it had to do. The real outcome will be determined over the next 11 months.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:45 PM

Thank you.. Exactly my point..

Like I keep repeating, it's a win-win:
- Lou avoids arb and has cap space if need be
- Zach will get more money from the Devils if he waits to start his long term contract next season
This is a GOOD thing guys, so let's just show a little patience here..



Oh he'll get more money but now it might not be from the Devils, there's no way that's a good thing. And it keeps alive all the speculation about ownership issues, Zach wanting out, etc that I was hoping wouldn't be a distraction the next six months to a year.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:48 PM

arbitration is really strange, and i don't know if anyone's ever gone to arbitration coming off a season like zach's. i'm not convinced he would've gotten more than 5.5M in arbitration. so 6M is kind of a favor. i think it's notable that 6M is also kovalchuk's salary for next year, and elias's cap hit.



I was just thinking this right before I read your post Tri. Given some time to think about it now, I think that's significant coming off the injury, and I'm hoping it's something Zach doesn't forget whe it comes time to hammer out a long-term deal.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:51 PM

A lot of people act like Lou is a dumb ****. Who has engineered 3 Stanley Cup winning teams? Too be a fan of the Devils should be an honor, it could be a lot worse.

Worse case scenario is we don't reach an agreement by January and we trade him for a top 2 defender or a top center orrrrr we go for a run and get elimanted, the losers at HFboards have some clusterfvk spas attacks of GIFs, Parise goes signs somewhere else at a low cap hit and long term, THAT team goes wins multiple cups, we then lose Zajac down the road, Elias retires, DeBoer is fired, TG sneaks every joke he can into his gametime tweets, Steve Cangelosi's voice broadcasts the loss of Zach Parise, and par9 comes back(or is he back)

or...

Parise signs longterm once he can


But, Hey!, we have Kovalchuk for life! :cheers:
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:56 PM

yes, that's what happened. even though the hearing is 4 days away, they clearly ran out of time to negotiate a new deal.


lou had other priorities too as well including the draft, hiring a new coach, free agency, trades...etc
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 08:57 PM

I am glad he is signed even if it is only one year without going to arbitration. After this coming season more money is available for a better deal, it is obvious that Parise won't sign for $6 M per season. I want him as a Devil for a long time.


And if he isn't you can't blame this one on Lou. This is 100 percent a product of JVB not being able to shed his Lehman Brothers mentality, i.e. leverage up to the eyeballs with the hope that no one will call you on it or that someone will come to your rescue.

This whole idea that they "didn't have enough time" to put a deal together until the arbitration hearing is about as lame as Ferris Bueller's clammy hands excuse (a non-specific symptom, I'm a big believer in it). Corporate mergers can get ironed out in less time than evidently it takes to come to terms with a left-winger.
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 09:02 PM

umm, im neutral about this deal and next year is going to be really hectic with Marty and Zajac's contracts up and now Parise, that is the only problem i see right now, like LeMaire said "one game at a time"... one year at a time
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Posted 29 July 2011 - 09:18 PM

Thank you.. Exactly my point..

Like I keep repeating, it's a win-win:
- Lou avoids arb and has cap space if need be
- Zach will get more money from the Devils if he waits to start his long term contract next season

This is a GOOD thing guys, so let's just show a little patience here..



true but not sure I understand he could have avoided arb and Parise could have been signed to a long term deal with the same cap hit in the first year while not taking away from the cap space.

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Posted 29 July 2011 - 09:27 PM

true but not sure I understand he could have avoided arb and Parise could have been signed to a long term deal with the same cap hit in the first year while not taking away from the cap space.


Zach is probably looking for a deal starting at 7M per, so what some people are saying is sign him at 6M and negotiate long term starting next year when some contracts are off the books.
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