Parise was offered more money from other teams

According to Dawn Mitchell of FOX 9 in Minnesota, Wild owner Craig Leipold said that both Zach Parise and Ryan Suter absolutely had offers for more money from other teams.

Remember, in June, former Wild GM Lou Nanne said that the Wild will offer the most money to free agent Zach Parise.

Nanne said in June,

I don’t see how Parise’s not coming here.

Adam K: We may never find out who offered the most money to Zach, but it looks like it wasn’t the Wild. Parise wanted to play home and his wish was granted. One thing I may assure you is that if Ryan Suter was not on the market, or signed earlier, Parise would be back with the Devils.