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Oh well...13 years and $98 million is pure insanity for Zach. For that kind of coin, I'm glad he's not a Devil...no way he's worth that.

Lou and the Devils will recover.

This just makes it all the more imperative to lock up Zajac. One thing at a time I know, but I want Lou on that like flies on sh!t.

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Didn't you say you were leaving a few days ago? Damn, I thought you'd be a man of your word. Git.

Do you even root for this team? It's really hard to tell.

You obviously know nothing. You don't talk to Lou on the phone. You get permission from the heads of the five families and maybe you get a sit-down at Panera.

Oh well...13 years and $98 million is pure insanity for Zach. For that kind of coin, I'm glad he's not a Devil...no way he's worth that.

Lou and the Devils will recover.

Exactly, this was always a lose-lose for fans like I have said 100 times. It seems all the Devils fans ever wanted was for Parise to just love the state, the organization, and the fans. They wanted to be chosen. But at the end of the day, he is not worth close to this kind of contract. Not a fvcking chance. And if he had chosen the Devils, the honey moon would be pretty quick and the realization of how bad this deal is would quickly set in.

I'm excited for the fans of Minnesota. These are some of the best fans in sports that have had nothing good to cheer for since they came into the league really. This is a team that has been floundering for years. While they overpaid for some stars, it's something for them. And that's enough.

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Now that my initial rage and disappointment has settled down a bit..

That is a horrible deal, all things considered. In no way, shape, or form should the Devils have committed that much money to him, especially having given Kovy his contract. That much money in two left wingers would have been a terrible, terrible idea.

The Devils can recover from this. Now, if Zajac leaves next year..that's a problem worth pulling some hair out over.

***IF ANYTHING HAS BEEN LEARNED FROM THIS, I HOPE IT'S THAT LOU SHOULD START CONTRACT TALKS WITH IMPENDING UFA'S BEFORE THE END OF JUNE

He had best start talking to Zajac in fvcking October.

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Figures, he picks a horrible team for a ridiculous amount of money, just to play at home. I'm sure JP, the future wifey and his agent had lots to do with that decision. all about $. Well, I wish him well, and the fact he's playing in the west means we'll rarely see him.

Just annoyed at the fact now we'll probably go another season without anyone wearing the C

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Exactly, this was always a lose-lose for fans like I have said 100 times. It seems all the Devils fans ever wanted was for Parise to just love the state, the organization, and the fans. They wanted to be chosen. But at the end of the day, he is not worth close to this kind of contract. Not a fvcking chance. And if he had chosen the Devils, the honey moon would be pretty quick and the realization of how bad this deal is would quickly set in.

I'm excited for the fans of Minnesota. These are some of the best fans in sports that have had nothing good to cheer for since they came into the league really. This is a team that has been floundering for years. While they overpaid for some stars, it's something for them. And that's enough.

Respond to me.

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The rumor is that he offered Zach a contract in February. And even if that didn't happen, Zach picked his hometown team. Were the Devils going to have the state of Minnesota transported, lake by lake, to New Jersey?

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Minnesota now has two of the worst contracts in hockey counting against their caps for 13 years with pretty much no way out of them. Absolutely horrendous contracts.

This is why Lou is in charge. The Kovy deal is a million times better for the team than what Parise/Suter just signed.

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The rumor is that he offered Zach a contract in February. And even if that didn't happen, Zach picked his hometown team. Were the Devils going to have the state of Minnesota transported, lake by lake, to New Jersey?

I saw that once on some reality show.

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I respect his decision to play elsewhere, but I can't say I respect the way he did it. I know all the "we" and "us" stuff is often reading too far into things, but Parise said he wants to stay. He made it clear that he was happy in NJ and did everything but outright tell us that the would re-sign with the Devils. At least Kovalchuk had the decency to say that although he was happy here, it's a business and he would be open to other offers. Parise makes it seem like NJ or nothing, and then bolts.

UGH, at least it's a bad contract. Here's to hoping we can get Paajarvi or something.

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The rumor is that he offered Zach a contract in February. And even if that didn't happen, Zach picked his hometown team. Were the Devils going to have the state of Minnesota transported, lake by lake, to New Jersey?

Why can't we draft or sign any players from New Jersey that want to play here? **** Bobby Ryan, local boy who wants to be a Flyer.

And the Wild probably still had the highest offer unless the Flyers actually did go over $100 million so I don't really want to hear about hometown.

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at that contract we don't sign Zach even if we don't have kovy. Glad Lou went the extra mile for him cause it's better to have one then none. Feels like Nieds where it wasn't just about money, although nieds took less.

Not sure how Zach signs here without people caling for Lou's head for giving the worst contract in nhl history.

not happy but at least sh!t will be blown up today to relieve some stress

Joe

ps just an educated guess. people will predict we miss the playoffs. This team makes it as a 5 - 7 seed then anything can happen once the dance begins, won't be a favorite but wont shock if you win a few rounds. Like most of the teams Lou has put together over the last 20 years.

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We have overcome greater loses then this. We have lost hall of famers in Scott Stevens and Scott Neidermayer. We have lost our true heart and soul in Kenny D. We have lost out on players that were greater pieces in the puzzle of the Devils history. Gomez, Holik, Brylin, Madden. All these players have done more for the Devils then Parise ever did for us.

In a great comparison this is no worse then losing Paul Martin to a ridiculous contract to the Penguins and we are seeing how well that has turned out.

The Devils will rise above this and continue on to the success we have always had.

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The rumor is that he offered Zach a contract in February. And even if that didn't happen, Zach picked his hometown team. Were the Devils going to have the state of Minnesota transported, lake by lake, to New Jersey?

That's a lot of lakes. 10,000 or so, I believe.

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Lou tried. I don't blame Lou. He worked hard to get something done, and Zach got led on by agents, daddy, and his buddy. Zach will roll around in cash and never win sh!t the rest of his life. Well, maybe that's not true. He and Suter will be leading Team USA at the World's for a pretty long time, so maybe he'll win something.

I'm not gonna lie, it might be hard to root for team USA with Zach and Suter leading them lol. The Olympics are a glorified All-Star tournament anyway.

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