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#2021 Coorslight

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:19 AM

What's with all the Parise talk! Need more Ninja's!

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:19 AM

Andrew Gross ‏@AGrossRecord
Have just gotten confirmation that a Zach Parise decision is "likely" today.

(Gross is filling in for TG today, apparently he's got a prior commitment for the next few days)

Edited by NJDevs4978, 04 July 2012 - 10:20 AM.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:21 AM

ITs trending i think its official both to mini


Agreed. Suter has said that he will make his decision today. Shortly after, Wade Arnott says that Zack Parise is likely to make his decision today.

Both have been talking a lot together. I think he's going to get his 'final deal' and will want to play in his home state.

Just my opinion.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:22 AM

He did it after the season multiple times and an intelligent player would know how fans would take such a comment.

You're also forgetting the "don't worry" comment he made to fans at the rally to meet the Devils bus.

He never did anything that wasn't allowed or that wasn't technically correct, but a smart player would see how he was string a team's fans along, albeit probably unintentionally.


This is beyond stupid. I'm sorry.

Fans: Zach, please don't go...come back. We love you. Let's win a Stanley Cup next year.

Zach: (thinking what to say as fans have made a great gesture by coming out to support the team after the loss) Thank you. Don't worry about it.

Zach: (thinking) Oh crap...in a split second reaction, I said "don't worry." I hope they know I just meant for them not to worry about what I'll do....oh crap...Maybe fans will think that means I am coming back...oh crap, I certainly shouldn't have said "we" in the post game interview after the game even though I am under contract. Maybe I should go back and explain to them what I meant? Ahhh it's too hot today...
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:23 AM

This is beyond stupid. I'm sorry.

Fans: Zach, please don't go...come back. We love you. Let's win a Stanley Cup next year.

Zach: (thinking what to say as fans have made a great gesture by coming out to support the team after the loss) Thank you. Don't worry about it.

Zach: (thinking) Oh crap...in a split second reaction, I said "don't worry." I hope they know I just meant for them not to worry about what I'll do....oh crap...Maybe fans will think that means I am coming back...oh crap, I certainly shouldn't have said "we" in the post game interview after the game even though I am under contract. Maybe I should go back and explain to them what I meant? Ahhh it's too hot today...


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:24 AM

Dude, seriously you're just not getting anywhere with that argument today. Just let people vent now and boo when Zach comes back in November, why should you care anyway? You're not going to be in the building to hear the boos.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:24 AM

This is beyond stupid. I'm sorry.

Fans: Zach, please don't go...come back. We love you. Let's win a Stanley Cup next year.

Zach: (thinking what to say as fans have made a great gesture by coming out to support the team after the loss) Thank you. Don't worry about it.

Zach: (thinking) Oh crap...in a split second reaction, I said "don't worry." I hope they know I just meant for them not to worry about what I'll do....oh crap...Maybe fans will think that means I am coming back...oh crap, I certainly shouldn't have said "we" in the post game interview after the game even though I am under contract. Maybe I should go back and explain to them what I meant? Ahhh it's too hot today...


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:26 AM

Hm? He's going to break their hearts anyway, if he plans on leaving. I don't get the sense that this is an easy decision for Zach, or that he was always dead-set on leaving, or anything like that. And hell, he might still come here and everyone might have to revise their scorn.

When I refer to breaking hearts, I see that as building up hopes of re-signing only to dash those hopes. After the season Zach dropped a few very subtle hints that he was going to re-sign. Instead, it would have been kinder to fans to just keep his mouth shut or to watch his word a little more closely. He made it sound like it was a slam-dunk that he was going to sign with the Devils when in fact it was more of a toss-up. Again, Zach doesn't have to be kind to fans, it just would have been nice if he were.

I agree that this is not an easy decision for Zach. Like I said, I feel the scorn is coming from the fact that Zach made things sound like he was coming back when his return was actually much more questionable. What I'm trying to say is that Zach could have left the Devils without first building up the hopes of Devils fans if he had watched his words a little more carefully.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:27 AM

remember all this parise and suter both to the wild is speculation. sure he would love to play with suter, but he also would love to play with crosby, zajac, and stafford. i dont buy it. suter is leaning towards the Wild not ZP as far as we know.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:27 AM

yea... well fellas it is not looking good.

i would bet money now that zach will end up in minny with suter. all this little information does say a lot.

i am so happy though that it doesn't look like he's going to another Atlantic team. ecstatic, as a matter of fact
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:27 AM

Sign or don't sign but quit with all the damn drama.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:27 AM

Maybe Zach will get really drunk celebrating the 4th and accidentally sign with us.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:29 AM

lol, yeah, tampering. Parise's been talking with Lou three times a day, but clearly he had no interest in coming back, it was just chit-chat, how's the weather, that sort of thing.

dr33: no, the Wild are still awful, and if they sign Parise and Suter, they're pretty much at the salary cap with (still) a pretty bad team.


Even I'm willing to concede no real tampering. At most maybe a small fine as a slap on the wrist for the loose lips by a quasi Wild agent.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:30 AM

This is beyond stupid. I'm sorry.

Fans: Zach, please don't go...come back. We love you. Let's win a Stanley Cup next year.

Zach: (thinking what to say as fans have made a great gesture by coming out to support the team after the loss) Thank you. Don't worry about it.

Zach: (thinking) Oh crap...in a split second reaction, I said "don't worry." I hope they know I just meant for them not to worry about what I'll do....oh crap...Maybe fans will think that means I am coming back...oh crap, I certainly shouldn't have said "we" in the post game interview after the game even though I am under contract. Maybe I should go back and explain to them what I meant? Ahhh it's too hot today...


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You could make one up for Lou as well: Oh crap i should have re-signed Parise last year!!....Oh crap i shouldnt have given Salvadore 3 years!!!.....Oh crap i certainly shouldnt have re-signed Cam Janssen.... Ahhh it's too hot today...
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:30 AM

The only way I'll get excited is if I read "Devils trade Tallinder to so and so team for draft picks" and "Devils also trade Greene to so and so team for draft picks"
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:30 AM

Sign or don't sign but quit with all the damn drama.


The drama is all created by the media and fans. Unless I've missed something, Zach has not said or done anything particularly "dramatic" throughout this process.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:31 AM

if they both endup in minny its gonna be fvcking stupid, have fun watching us in the playoffs zach

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:32 AM

This is beyond stupid. I'm sorry.

Fans: Zach, please don't go...come back. We love you. Let's win a Stanley Cup next year.

Zach: (thinking what to say as fans have made a great gesture by coming out to support the team after the loss) Thank you. Don't worry about it.

Zach: (thinking) Oh crap...in a split second reaction, I said "don't worry." I hope they know I just meant for them not to worry about what I'll do....oh crap...Maybe fans will think that means I am coming back...oh crap, I certainly shouldn't have said "we" in the post game interview after the game even though I am under contract. Maybe I should go back and explain to them what I meant? Ahhh it's too hot today...

You may not agree with other fans' point of view, but you have to see how some fans might take his comments to mean more than they actually do. That's all I'm trying to say. If you refuse to make that concession then you're just being stubborn. I apologize that some fans, including myself, may not be as extremely intelligent as you.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:33 AM

fvck Zach Parise if he leaves.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:34 AM

At this point I want him to just make the announcement. 72 hours later and we are still sitting here like analyzing and overanalyzing every tweet from hockey writers all over the place.
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