Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:20 PM
In the case with Parise, IMO it was pretty obvious what his intentions were when he signed a 1 year deal as an RFA. Who knows what he was telling Lou the whole time but I still think Lou could have gotten some nice pieces from Minnesota if he traded him at the beginning of the season (long before they even knew they were gonna make the playoffs) and they still could have made the same impact in the playoffs that year.
Why would Minnesota trade assets for him when they could just sign him at the end of the season without giving up ANY pieces? At any rate, we've seen that the returns on these deals usually don't tend to be anything near what fans hope for.
It's pretty obvious what his intentions were in jilted-fan hindsight. At the time, Lou did say they were hoping to get something done at a later date. You or anyone else has no idea what they would've done in the 2011-12 regular season and playoffs w/o Parise.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 11 February 2014 - 06:22 PM.
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