The Hockey News has posted a rumor roundup with features the impending free agency of Zach Parise. It says that Parise wants a good amount of money but overall wants to win a Stanley Cup. If the Devils want to have a shot at keeping Parise they are going to have to show this season now probably more than ever that they need to win now otherwise Parise will probably play for someone else next season. Definitely give this one a read.
In my opinion I think both parties will come to an agreement before the end of the season which may light a spark under the whole team knowing that their captain isn’t going anywhere. I think that with the young talent coming up the Devils’ system they will be able to convince Parise to stay and lead this team to a Stanley Cup. I’m sure he’d give a rather small hometown discount in signing in the $7 million range.
Zach Parise rumors continue with The Hockey News reporting that Parise has met with his agent about leaving New Jersey this summer. They cite several reasons as to why Parise wants to leave.
The first one is the financial trouble the team is going through right now. Another is the team’s inability to make to make it past the second round of the playoffs. Third is that Parise is not playing left wing due to Ilya Kovalchuk taking that position on the top line.
As if the trade speculation this week with Parise going to LA was bad enough to hear this makes his departure that much more inevitable. If the Devils don’t make a deal by the trade deadline he seems like his days as a Devil are numbered.
A must read!
The Hockey News posted an article on whether the Devils could trade the future Hall of Famer. The mention that Brodeur would be a good fit in Florida. In my opinion, I don’t think Brodeur is going to go anywhere. Brodeur is definitely going to retire a Devil. To even think that he may play for another team is ludicrous. But give this a read.