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#21 Jerrydevil

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:33 PM

I would still wear a Parise jersey proudly at Prudential Center. He was a star player for us and rarely took nights off. He's the most tenacious forechecker we've ever had, and one of the most consistent goal scorers.

For me, this one hurts as much as Niedermayer, but I won't hold it against Parise if he wants to play in Minnesota or even it's only because the Wild backed up the Brinks truck for him.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:38 PM

I would still wear a Parise jersey proudly at Prudential Center. He was a star player for us and rarely took nights off. He's the most tenacious forechecker we've ever had, and one of the most consistent goal scorers.

For me, this one hurts as much as Niedermayer, but I won't hold it against Parise if he wants to play in Minnesota or even it's only because the Wild backed up the Brinks truck for him.


Niedermayer is probably the 2nd most important player in the history of the franchise. That one hurt... To compare the two, I don't know... I like Parise a lot but he didn't do anything for this franchise compared to Scott Niedermayer.

Edited by capo, 04 July 2012 - 07:38 PM.

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#23 Jerrydevil

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:42 PM

Niedermayer is probably the 2nd most important player in the history of the franchise. That one hurt... To compare the two, I don't know... I like Parise a lot but he didn't do anything for this franchise compared to Scott Niedermayer.


Personally, it hurt as much because of how much I like Zach Parise.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:46 PM

Personally, it hurt as much because of how much I like Zach Parise.


I understand that. As fans we get attached to players.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 08:34 PM

If a max contract , playing on a contender , captaincy and living in Jersey is not good enough for him then FVCK HIM. The Wild are annual disappointments and Parise and Suter are not enough to put them over the top. I hope this is the beginning of a lengthy career slide and many bitter moments for the Wild.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:40 PM

If a max contract , playing on a contender , captaincy and living in Jersey is not good enough for him then FVCK HIM. The Wild are annual disappointments and Parise and Suter are not enough to put them over the top. I hope this is the beginning of a lengthy career slide and many bitter moments for the Wild.


shouldnt take too long for Zach to get booed by the home crowd cause he's not producing enough for his contract... well that day... i will look at the video over and over and over with the same smile that I have watching Gomez.
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:27 PM

My thoughts:

His wanting to be on a winner was obviously a crock.

Playing with his "friend" is a crock.........this in now way, shape, or form compares to the Nieds brothers, and wanting to play together.

The Wild will still be futile for a while, and I won't shed a tear.

The one thing I get is playing in Minnesota and being "home".

But for God's sake man, you're 27, do you need to be that close to daddy?

I am very happy they Devs did not give that contract out. Imagine a $7,500,000 cap hit a decade from now on a broken down 37 year old?
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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:31 PM

Can't lie, it's a sad day to be a Devils fan. Parise was clearly a hard worker on the ice, and seems like a good guy off it. Can't say he won't be missed...life will go on for the Devils, but losing him will hurt initially.

No matter how I look at it, I don't think anyone was wrong...not Lou, not Zach. The money was insane, and I'm glad the Devils aren't paying it. Some fans are coming up with conspiracy theories about how Zach was just using the Devils, was just going to go to Minnesota from the get-go, but I truly think the guy really was that torn as to what he wanted to do, and the decision took him that long. I think Minnesota was nuts for what they did today, but clearly they're trying to get something going...I wouldn't have done what they did in a million years, I think they were incredibly irresponsible, but they made their big bold move...we'll see if it pays off for them.

But I have to admit, I don't care about Zach Parise anymore. He's now a part of the Devils' past. He no longer figures into the Devils' present or future, so it makes no sense to dwell on him or his reasons for leaving or how it all went down. So I'm done with him. It's Kovy's team now.

Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 04 July 2012 - 10:33 PM.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:00 PM

We will see. Most big name free agents left the Devils pretty much have their overall production declined with the exception of perhaps Rafalski and Scott Niedermayer. Gomez, Holik, Malakhov, Gionta, Mogilny,( notice most of them are forwards) etc all get critized for the wrong reasons during long stretches.
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