Jerrydevil Posted January 9, 2011 Share Posted January 9, 2011 From Larry Brooks' column this morning: If the 26-year-old winger hits the open market during the summer of 2012, he will become unarguably the greatest player in NHL history to attain freedom at such a young age. And if he gets there as a Devil, it will mark a catastrophic failure for the proud franchise that once stood tall over its neighbors but has been brought to its knees through a series of fiascos since the start of the summer. Here's the crux of it and here's what makes this such a difficult situation. In order for the Devils to restore the natural order, the deal must be complete by this year's Entry Draft. If Lamoriello cannot convince Parise to take the money the Devils will throw at him, if Parise is either unwilling or unable to commit to a lifetime of hockey as a Devil by late June, then the GM is going to have to hold an auction for his best player in order to secure as much young talent and as many high draft picks as possible as quickly as possible. Entire Larry Brooks column Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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