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#2421 Devlin

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:28 PM

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:31 PM

Perhaps the Wild's offer to Suter wasn't as enticing as the Red Wings or other teams' at first and they had to negotiate the Wild up on Suter since clearly Suter took the most and didn't even bother to let Nashville try to match.


Well before July 1st, Minnesota said they would not be "out bid" on Parise and Suter if they hit the open market.

There were claims Nashville made a strong push at the end. Detroit had to UP their offer to Suter yesterday when Holland flew out there.

For Minnesota, this was a huge task -not just overpaying for points and players, but to legitimize hockey in the state.

I don't know Suter, but they say he's more of a low key player. He can drive to the arena that is close to his home and be in a market where he's not being groomed to be the next Lidstrom and under a microscope.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:31 PM

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

One thing Parise did is set himself apart from the likes of Holik and Gomez. Guys have left and rubbed people the wrong way, but guys like Parise and Rafalski were class acts.


I've never read ANYONE on here say anything negative when Rafalski left, other than sadness that we couldnt keep him. We knew why Brian left. He was not going to get the deal he got from the Wings here that year.

sh!t, I think Gomez actually is easier to swallow after this thing with Zach. Gomez ran the moment he could and made no mistake about why he did it. He wanted the paycheck and the chance to play on Broadway and did so quickly. Everyone knew he was going to leave. He got what he wanted and played, badly. Niedermayer at least took a lesser offer to go play with his sister + we won cups with Gomez, Holik, and Niedermayer.

What did we win with Zach? An Eastern Conference Championship and 1 G in the Final from our captain.

I respect his game and the fact he hustled and never took a shift off. No one is taking anything away from Zach's talent, but all that talk about playing for a contender and such was hogwash. He's going to need all the luck he can to succeed on a Minnesota team with 0 depth and a terrible coach.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:35 PM

http://www.njdevs.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=125790

the poll shows how Parise rubbed people the wrong way. He's going to get booed all night long that night but yeah you're right, we all don't understand the full spectrum of what goes through a players mind. What a load of bs.


like i said it REALLY goes both ways... im SURE he would have signed a right contract in NJ if he was approach at the right time. Thats on Lou... he was put in a situation that he could more and more get his foot out of the door and he actually looked outside like anyone would do so thats why im not 100% pissed at zach... but my 50% is still REALLY mad at him lol

then i know about the ownership thing but again even without that ownership thing, Lou would NOT have approach him any faster we know Lou so it would have been the same results. PLUS the ownership situation is not even settled and they made a pitch at Zach so he could have done it earlier

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

like i said it REALLY goes both ways... im SURE he would have signed a right contract in NJ if he was approach at the right time. Thats on Lou... he was put in a situation that he could more and more get his foot out of the door and he actually looked outside like anyone would do so thats why im not 100% pissed at zach... but my 50% is still REALLY mad at him lol


It's not on Lou. Zach was prepared to sign a deal, but was waived off on it by people who "had his best interests at heart."
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:39 PM

like i said it REALLY goes both ways... im SURE he would have signed a right contract in NJ if he was approach at the right time. Thats on Lou... he was put in a situation that he could more and more get his foot out of the door and he actually looked outside like anyone would do so thats why im not 100% pissed at zach... but my 50% is still REALLY mad at him lol

then i know about the ownership thing but again even without that ownership thing, Lou would NOT have approach him any faster we know Lou so it would have been the same results. PLUS the ownership situation is not even settled and they made a pitch at Zach so he could have done it earlier



It's not on Lou. Zach was prepared to sign a deal, but was waived off on it by people who "had his best interests at heart."


Carp summed it. This isn't Lous fault.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:42 PM

Definitely not Lou's fault. Zach was led away by his little entourage and he didnt have the balls to be his own man. He's a little bitch.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:43 PM

It's true Lou did this the wrong way - he was naive thinking Zach was a loyal player. The game isn't what it used to be. The last of the old, principled guard of players is gone. He should have tried to sign Zach earlier if he wanted to keep him. Hell, maybe he was waiting to see if he'd have the money. But this is probably a good thing - we now have money to spend elsewhere. 13/98 for Zach is ridiculous. He's worth 10/65.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:43 PM

I respect his game and the fact he hustled and never took a shift off. No one is taking anything away from Zach's talent, but all that talk about playing for a contender and such was hogwash. He's going to need all the luck he can to succeed on a Minnesota team with 0 depth and a terrible coach.


Minnesota was the best team in hockey after getting off to a 20-7-3 start last year.

Injuries happened, Backstrom can only bail you out of so many games and then the team collapses. You are 100% correct, their depth dried up too and they couldn't score more than 2 goals per game.

The West is wide open right now, there is so much parity. Maybe Parise can prove how much of a leader he is. Sometimes that more valuable than point production.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

Definitely not Lou's fault. Zach was led away by his little entourage and he didnt have the balls to be his own man. He's a little bitch.


You forgot to call him a queer, too.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:45 PM

any truth to this?

Rumor: Lou and the New Jersey Devils will file a tampering suit against Minnesota and their GM for leaking contract details of UFA Zach Parise prior to July 1
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:47 PM

You forgot to call him a queer, too.



And a queer. :lol:

any truth to this?

Rumor: Lou and the New Jersey Devils will file a tampering suit against Minnesota and their GM for leaking contract details of UFA Zach Parise prior to July 1



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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:48 PM

And a queer. :lol:




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what would it mean?
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:49 PM

any truth to this?

Rumor: Lou and the New Jersey Devils will file a tampering suit against Minnesota and their GM for leaking contract details of UFA Zach Parise prior to July 1


sue them for 98 million dollars.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:50 PM

any truth to this?

Rumor: Lou and the New Jersey Devils will file a tampering suit against Minnesota and their GM for leaking contract details of UFA Zach Parise prior to July 1


sigh. cite a source or don't bother posting it.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:50 PM

It's true Lou did this the wrong way - he was naive thinking Zach was a loyal player. The game isn't what it used to be. The last of the old, principled guard of players is gone. He should have tried to sign Zach earlier if he wanted to keep him. Hell, maybe he was waiting to see if he'd have the money. But this is probably a good thing - we now have money to spend elsewhere. 13/98 for Zach is ridiculous. He's worth 10/65.


Again, Lou got Zach to the table earlier this season. Zach was advised by other interested parties not to do anything until July 1st.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:50 PM

@jessespector: Parise said that he and Suter talked "throughout the year," in case this didn't already feel enough like the Heat.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:51 PM

sigh. cite a source or don't bother posting it.


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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:51 PM

Minnesota was the best team in hockey after getting off to a 20-7-3 start last year.


Im aware of this. I remember being surprised by it.

The thing is, you're also correct, theres parity. The other teams in that division got better as well. Colorado will be improved. Calgary, despite how weird they are with their stupid moves still have talented players. Edmonton may finally break out with all of their young studs and theres no reason to think Vancouver will take a significant step back. That is not an easy division by any stretch. The Wild definitely got better, but 1 injury to this Wild team as it stands today, could set them back and keep them out of the playoffs.
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