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#1 Daniel

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:45 AM

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:48 AM

I fully expect this thread to crack 100 pages before it is all said and done.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:49 AM

Does this include any info shared with us by CAA/Rock security guards? :P
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:53 AM

i would put odds at him re-signing at 70%.

over/under on contract 10.1 years/ $70.1MM. I am taking the under on both.

should he leave, the devils will need to bring in a top 6 forward that is not currently on this team. i am not comfortable with henrique-zajac-kovalchuk and zubrus-elias-clarkson as our two top lines, espeically when you consider that the devils have three forwards under team control after next year.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:55 AM

i would put odds at him re-signing at 70%.

over/under on contract 10.1 years/ $70.1MM. I am taking the under on both.

should he leave, the devils will need to bring in a top 6 forward that is not currently on this team. i am not comfortable with henrique-zajac-kovalchuk and zubrus-elias-clarkson as our two top lines, espeically when you consider that the devils have three forwards under team control after next year.



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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:57 AM

Does this include any info shared with us by CAA/Rock security guards? :P


I would be sorely disappointed if there weren't.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:05 PM

oh by the way, since this is what this thread is for, a rumor that i heard which i will lend credence to (i wouldn't post stuff i don't believe) is that parise was offered 7/49 at the trade deadline this year. he was prepared to accept it but his agents essentially would not let him. their argument was that the devils would absolutely up that offer and he'd get at least 6 offers greater on 7/1. they basically said that if he wants to sign with the devils, he will have every opportunity to at a better offer so why not wait.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:10 PM

If my memory serves me correct but didnt the Kovy thread have ninjas?
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 12:51 PM

oh by the way, since this is what this thread is for, a rumor that i heard which i will lend credence to (i wouldn't post stuff i don't believe) is that parise was offered 7/49 at the trade deadline this year. he was prepared to accept it but his agents essentially would not let him. their argument was that the devils would absolutely up that offer and he'd get at least 6 offers greater on 7/1. they basically said that if he wants to sign with the devils, he will have every opportunity to at a better offer so why not wait.


I can definitely believe that. The agents and NHLPA have and/or will push him hard to go to FA on 7/1/12 and take the greatest offer in order to push the bar even higher for future FA's. Brodeur oftens talks about he got a lot of pressure to do the same from the NHLPA when making his deals, but he didn't have an agent and didn't care what the heads of the NHLPA thought. He wanted to play for a winner and knew he'd have to take less than market value for his services to make that happen.

I see Zach getting around $7.5 million per over 7-8 season on the open market. I think Lou would go there for Zach, but the real question is can ownership? In the end, nobody really knows whats going to happen and we're not likely to find out until July 1.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:12 PM

I can definitely believe that. The agents and NHLPA have and/or will push him hard to go to FA on 7/1/12 and take the greatest offer in order to push the bar even higher for future FA's. Brodeur oftens talks about he got a lot of pressure to do the same from the NHLPA when making his deals, but he didn't have an agent and didn't care what the heads of the NHLPA thought. He wanted to play for a winner and knew he'd have to take less than market value for his services to make that happen.

I see Zach getting around $7.5 million per over 7-8 season on the open market. I think Lou would go there for Zach, but the real question is can ownership? In the end, nobody really knows whats going to happen and we're not likely to find out until July 1.

Well, I think if he was offered 7/49 at the deadline (with the ownership issues still prevelant in the backround), I think the money is there, and would be there to go maybe 8/56 if that's what it takes. The cash infusion from this run should definitely help a little.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:18 PM

I don't know if this has been mentioned, but this was (to the best of my memory) from his interview during intermission of game 5...

"Zach, do you consider Minnesota or New Jersey your home?"

"Probably Minnesota, I grew up there and played a lot of hockey there. I'm only at the beginning of my career in New Jersey, I think I'll have a much different answer 10 years from now".

He said "I'm only at the beginning of my career in New Jersey". That doesn't sound like someone who's leaving.

If my memory serves me correct but didnt the Kovy thread have ninjas?

Female ninjas and girls in devils jerseys.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:22 PM

"Zach, do you consider Minnesota or New Jersey your home?"

"Probably Minnesota, I grew up there and played a lot of hockey there. I'm only at the beginning of my career in New Jersey, I think I'll have a much different answer 10 years from now".

He said "I'm only at the beginning of my career in New Jersey". That doesn't sound like someone who's leaving.


I think that's us putting more thought into his statement than he did. I don't believe he is trying to send cryptic messages to fans. I think he honestly meant something along the lines "I'm still young and haven't been here forever... ask me in 10 years and my story might change".

Ask me what my home town is... I'll publicly question if its Bensalem, PA (where I own a house), or Toms River, NJ (where I grew up).
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:22 PM

If my memory serves me correct but didnt the Kovy thread have ninjas?


yes but to clarify a little it was hot lady ninja's
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:24 PM

If my memory serves me correct but didnt the Kovy thread have ninjas?


We must pace ourselves!!
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:32 PM

We must pace ourselves!!


LOL, but I agree :) The Kovy thread was beyond epic
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:39 PM

The Kovy thread was so epic that people were getting Holy Ghost power from it.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:41 PM

FORWARDS
Zach Parise ($7.500m) / Travis Zajac ($3.888m) / Ilya Kovalchuk ($6.667m)
Patrik Elias ($6.000m) / Adam Henrique ($0.854m) / Dainius Zubrus ($3.400m)
Alexei Ponikarovsky ($2.000m) / Jacob Josefson ($0.900m) / David Clarkson ($2.667m)
Ryan Carter ($1.000m) / Stephen Gionta ($1.000m) / Steve Bernier ($1.000m)
Eric Boulton ($0.663m)

DEFENSEMEN
Anton Volchenkov ($4.250m) / Marek Zidlicky ($4.000m)
Henrik Tallinder ($3.375m) / Andy Greene ($3.000m)
Adam Larsson ($0.925m) / Mark Fayne ($3.000m)
Peter Harrold ($0.750m) /

GOALTENDERS
Martin Brodeur ($4.000m)
Johan Hedberg ($1.250m)

BUYOUTS
Colin White ($1.000m) / Trent Hunter ($0.667m)
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CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $70,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $63,754,166; BONUSES: $262,500
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $6,545,834

I think this is a good starting point.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:50 PM

yes but to clarify a little it was hot lady ninja's

I think we should change it up a little. If it was hot lady ninjas in the Kovy thread, it should be hot lady something else in the Parise thread. Just my $0.02.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:50 PM

The Kovy thread was so epic that people were getting Holy Ghost power from it.


It had ninjas after all.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:52 PM

I think we should change it up a little. If it was hot lady ninjas in the Kovy thread, it should be hot lady something else in the Parise thread. Just my $0.02.


maybe we should do a poll...
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