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Don’t expect Parise to re-sign this week

Jun 20, 2012, 6:40 PM EDT

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Tom Gulitti of The Bergen Record got in touch with Zach Parise’s agent, Wade Arnott, and the news isn’t particularly encouraging if you’re a New Jersey Devils fan.

Arnott and Devils GM Lou Lamoriello will probably talk informally during the NHL Entry Draft, but it’s unlikely that the two sides will come to agreement this week. In fact, it looks like Arnott will talk to Parise on Monday so that the two of them can formulate a game plan.

That would leave the New Jersey Devils with just one week to lock up Parise before he becomes an unrestricted free agent. Is that enough time to get something done? Sure, but every time the can gets kicked down the road, it becomes more and more likely that Parise will simply see what’s available to him as an unrestricted free agent.

There are any number of teams that will be willing to present him with very lucrative offers if he’s on the market on July 1. Two of the frontrunners would likely be the Detroit Red Wings and Minnesota Wild, but it’s safe to say they won’t be the only teams willing to bid against the Devils if they’re given the chance.

  1. greatminnesotasportsmind - Jun 20, 2012 at 7:20 PM

    Start all the everyone is coming to Detroit and how the Red Wings are better than everyone else comments…

    Only if they knew the truth

    • lordfletcher - Jun 20, 2012 at 7:45 PM

      the truth….?

      there is no spoon


    • martysbetter - Jun 21, 2012 at 8:04 AM

      Not even half as bad as “the Wild prospects are the second coming of Wayne Gretzky and Sergei Federov and will be winning multiple cups in 1-2 years…maybe….I hope….internet message board ‘scouts’ tell me….help?..”

  2. buffbry - Jun 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

    Good Matrix quote ahhahaha.

    The guy above you knows the truth, Parise Suter and Schultz all coming to Detroit. Plus they are better then everyone else muhahahah

  3. falvoja - Jun 20, 2012 at 8:31 PM

    Looks like some people have a bad case of loser denial.

    • lordfletcher - Jun 20, 2012 at 8:55 PM

      ‘I had a bad case of loser denial myself”

  4. chasingfisher - Jun 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    Kenny needs to work some magic and pull both Suter and Parise. Even if howard said he wasn’t going to call, he better step up to the plate when it comes time.

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