ANYBODY that thinks they are keeping Parise for less then $7.5M is ONLY kidding themselves.
That would be a 25% raise and agreeable amount for the most part. 8-10 year contract is what we are looking at no less I would imagine.
Those who think he is going to take 6 or 7m are low balling the situation, plus you probably don't want to insult the guy either.
Lets see how this works itself out.
I think people who are saying 6 or 7 million are factoring in low back end years that would bring down the overall cap hit, which makes sense. I think the Devils will probably attempt to offer a deal that has a slightly lower first couple of years to offset the large Kovy payments of 11 million plus for the next 5 seasons.