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#1401 NJDevs4978

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:04 PM

I would say that taking a "discount" to stay in a place you like and to play for a winner is not a problem. I would.

It's really comical, considering what the vast majority of people make, to go elsewhere because of a million bucks or two. If you need ten million instead of eight million and are adamet about it then you probably need to take a look in the mirror. It's not like one team is offering 10 million and another is offering 10 thousand


Except that other winners are offering him more than we are. And you're certainly talking about a BIGGER difference in money than your hypothetical 10 million to 10,000. If we're offering 80-84 and other teams are offering 100+ that's not insignificant.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:05 PM

I think it is good news that it is taking time. If it was just money, then it would be an easy decision. This is a huge decision for him, it shouldn't be done in 24 hours.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:06 PM

I think its definitely good for us. We probably are not at the same level as some of the other offers.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:06 PM

I think it is good news that it is taking time. If it was just money, then it would be an easy decision. This is a huge decision for him, it shouldn't be done in 24 hours.


Great point. Devils fans should be happy. Devils are almost certainly not offering the most money here.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:06 PM

I hope he announces "No announcement today, come back tomorrow"


Pretty much exactly what happened.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

The longer this goes on, the better this seems to be looking for the Devils. All indications are that the teams that were in the running threw a buttload of cash his way. I can't see any reason for a delay other than he and his agent trying to get just that extra little bit out of Lou and the Devils. He obviously wants to stay here, if he were chasing the payday, he would have made his mind up a lot earlier and it definitely wouldn't have been the Devils..

Edited by DJ Eco, 02 July 2012 - 04:07 PM.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

Hes ganna go home and the first thing his dad is ganna say is "nj bad, no sign there! Rar rar rar!" Exactly like that
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:08 PM

uuggggggghhhhhhhh


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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:09 PM

I thought the offers were all on the table...negotiations are ongoing and he will continue to negotiate for more cash? makes perfect sense but it seemed like "all offers were on the table" and he just had to choose one?

I have no idea. I am lost.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:11 PM

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The plan is Parise will come back here to Minnesota tomorrow, discuss with fiancee and get back to his agents "later;" nothing imminent

Sounds like Kovy Watch Part II
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:13 PM

Switch targets Lou, let the dude walk and resign Sal.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:13 PM

I thought the offers were all on the table...negotiations are ongoing and he will continue to negotiate for more cash? makes perfect sense but it seemed like "all offers were on the table" and he just had to choose one?

I have no idea. I am lost.




I feel like all offers WERE on the table, minus Lou's final offer. I think he and his agent squeezed all they could out of Lou by the end of today, only for it to still be below the others. Maybe his decision hinges on the intangibles surrounding whether or not that pay cut is small enough to still pick the Devils for the two million reasons he should. I'm sure Marty's words will be ringing his head this next day or two, and I think the wait can only be a good thing for the Devils..
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:14 PM

Parise denies Devils financial situation is factor in decision-making process: 'In speaking with Lou he said that won't be a problem'
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:14 PM

Switch targets Lou, let the dude walk and resign Sal.


Ridiculous. This is our Captain, still. There's no one out there worth dropping this for now. Sal is the least of our worries.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:14 PM

Switch targets Lou, let the dude walk and resign Sal.

lol, yeah. good plan
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:14 PM

Parise denies Devils financial situation is factor in decision-making process: 'In speaking with Lou he said that won't be a problem'
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:15 PM

I thought the offers were all on the table...negotiations are ongoing and he will continue to negotiate for more cash? makes perfect sense but it seemed like "all offers were on the table" and he just had to choose one?

I have no idea. I am lost.


Im sure all offers are on the table. I think he's just trying to decide which one to take.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:21 PM

@markhmasters: Parise on Brodeur: 'We've definitely been in contact'

good sign
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:25 PM

NEWS FLASH: No new news to report.
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Posted 02 July 2012 - 04:28 PM

I think this bodes well for the Devils, but I'm worried that his...lovely...father will attempt to poison his mind against the Devils.
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