In the Toronto Office
Zach Parise tells @joshrimerhockey that he's talked to Lou Lamoriello two, three, sometimes four times a day throughout process
Lou: So just take all the time you want. Without question this is a life-changing decision. Certainly, you shouldn't rush it. I'll give you all the time in the world, and if you need anything...anything at all, feel free to call me, be it 3PM or 3AM.
Zach: Alright Lou. Thank you again for your offer and your time today.As Lou is leaving...
Lou: Wait! Forgot to give you my 2nd cell number. Old forgetful Lou. Getting up there in age....I mean ahhh I feel great, I really do. Not going to retire anytime soon...hahaah. Me, Mr. Vanderbeek, Marty, Johan. We're in for the long haul. And again, there's no money problems here. Mr. Vanderbeek has tons of money. Don't believe me? Watch this. (Lou takes 10 crisp $100 bills out of his wallet and lights them on fire with his lighter)
See? Just burnt $1000 cash. Not a big deal because we have lots more where that came from. (As Zach turns around Lou feverishly stomps out the burning bills and scoops the remnants up in to a zip-lock bag and throws it in his pocket)
Rememeber you can call anyyyytime!!! I won't be sleeping!!!
Zach: (getting really annoyed)
Okay...I get it Lou.45 min later Zach's phone rings
Lou: Hey Zach, so sorry to bother you, but did I forget my raincoat in the room?
Zach: I don't know, I'll go check now.
Lou: I really really don't want to be a bother to you, so let me just come down there and look for myself. You won't even see me.
Zach: No! I just looked. It's not here, and to be honest I don't really remember you coming in with a raincoat in the first place. I'm in the middle of an important meeting now anyway.
Lou: ahhh that's weird. Well call me!Zach hangs up the phone and rolls his eyes3 hours later Zach receives a text
Lou: Guess who's back. Back again. Salvy's back. Tell a friend.
Zach: Oh cool.
Lou: ahah I know, but seriously don't tell a friend or anyone. I don't want any leaks. Just wait for the Devils to announce it.
Zach: It's already on TSN.ca
Lou: Anyway, Had to overpay and give him an extra year, but totally worth it for your BFF!
Zach: Since when have you known how to text?
Lou: Haha. I know it's crazy right? Chris just taught me. This is so much fun! G2G TTYL 3 hours later Zach's phone rings with a call from Lou
Voice from the other end: THREW ONE IN FRONT. IT'S BLOCKED THERE. SCRAMBLE FOR IT. THEY POKE AWAY AT IT. STILL IT'S LOSE. POKED AT BY KOVALCHUK. THEY SCORE!!! HENRIQUE!!! IT'S OVER!!!
Lou: Ahh, hey Zach. Uncle Lou here. Just randomly came across this clip. Remember? Devils-Rangers? Game 6? OT? Eastern Conference Champions? Haha, but you already knew that. Good times. Good times.
Zach: Yes they were Lou. I'm in the middle of dinner though, so I'll talk to you again when we have a decision. (Hangs up)
5 minutes later the phone rings again from Lou's number but Zach puts it straight to voicemail. It then rings again from a blocked number, and Zach answers it.
Lou: Oh sorry Zach. I screwed up. I feel terrible. I should have played a clip from a goal you scored. fvck fvck fvck. I'm so sorry. I don't think Henrique's better than you or the future of the team. It's all you baby. You want Henrique traded? Okay it's done. He's gone. It was just such a big goal and such a huge moment in franchise history. I just have that on tape recorder that I taped straight from the TV. I couldn't get a clip from you online on such short notice. I have no clue how that works and Chris is out busy surely locking up Vladimir Zharkov to a new deal. It's pretty much done. Boy has never let me down.......so I couldn't ask him on such short notice. Please don't be mad at me!
Zach: If you call me one more fvcking time, I will announce the Devils are out of the running, and I'll go to Pittsburgh, or Minny, or Detroit, or Philly, or Chicago or whoever else is rumoured on Twitter. I'll even call up the Rangers and ask to sign with them. End of story (Hangs up the phone)
Lou: Well that's not good. I fvcked up big time. Oh well..I know what'll cheer me up. (Opens his door to find his secretary) Linda! Get me Eric Godard's agent on the phone immediately.
Edited by devilsrule33, 04 July 2012 - 07:41 AM.