With free agency approaching, Parise isn't tipping hand

  • Article by: BRIAN STENSAAS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 21, 2012 - 11:29 AM

The Devils captain -- back in his home state and coveted by the hometown team -- is letting the process play out.

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yourlameJun. 21, 12 8:43 AM

Come home Zach, bring your friend Suter and lets show the coast teams what we can do here in the midwest. Where hard work, passion and honesty are valued and appreciated.

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april24Jun. 21, 12 8:52 AM

Zach, make it happen dude. You would be a god here. As a Minnesotan you know how badly we want to win. If you were to bring Stanley Cup here you would become legendary. Also, why does everybody keep saying he's going to sign with Detroit? It's not like he'd be signing with Detroit circa 2007. They are an aging team that is going to be facing a rebuild soon. They haven't even drafted the players that they'll need yet, at least the Wild have done that. With Mikko, Heatley, Seto, Lats, Butch, Clutterbuck, the upcoming rookies and a defense that is coming into it's own, why would anybody pass up the Wild for Detroit?

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siouxchampJun. 21, 12 9:08 AM

Parise won't sign here, even if it means more money than anywhere else. FACE IT! The Wild are years away from being a serious contender. They are not 1 or 2 players from being a contender, nor 1 or 2 years away. Enough of the "homer" talk, let's be realistic. Look at Edmonton. It takes time. Parise will sign with a winning team since he is in his prime and the time to win is now. Does Peyton Manning sign with the Dolphins because he has a Condo there? Let's MOVE ON...from this Parise Watch 2012.

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genericloginJun. 21, 12 9:24 AM

SiouxChump: do you just copy and paste the same comment into every Parise article?

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bmgarvertJun. 21, 1210:02 AM

Edmonton is your example?? It is funny that you would use them considering they haven't necessarily drafted for a specific need, but instead just take the best overall player in the draft year in and out. For every Edmonton, there is a chicago, st. louis, LA, etc... teams that build correctly and the wild appear to have an approach more aligned with that.

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washburnlkJun. 21, 1210:25 AM

The idea that the Wild are "years away" is ridiculous, LA barely squeaked into the playoffs this year so anything can happen. How many years have the Wings, Sharks, etc been picked as the favorites and went belly up first round. With the increased depth the youngsters bring, the cap space available for veteran proven talent and a outbreak of health, the Wild could make a run this season. Fletcher needs to use ALL his cap space wisely for a change.

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asscookiesJun. 21, 1210:28 AM

I was at the event last night and got Harding and some other Wild players to autograph a picture of the Wild logo. I asked Zach if it was too soon for him to sign it as well, he smilled and said we need to "wait a couple of weeks." Now I'm not saying that means he'll sign here or somewhere else, but he was pretty coy about it. Just saying.

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det101Jun. 21, 1210:38 AM

Why would he sign with Detroit? Really, that's a valid question? Um, how about the 20 year consecutive playoff run, the fact that New Jersey, his #1 suitor, has an average age over a year older then Detroit, and I have news, you don't make the playoffs 20 years in a rom by rebuilding, you just retool every year, and that's what Detroit does, and with the soon to be signing of Suter, Ken Holland would not even be interested in Detroit becasue he has three guys that scored as many or more goals and as many or more assists then Zach! And they call this the state of hockey, I like fantasy land better!

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bearhockeyJun. 21, 1210:42 AM

Parise would be to the Wild what Mauer is to the Twins. Good home grown kids with small town attides, remembering where they came from. I say sign him at any cost he can turn the average at best Wild into a playoff team real easily.

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det101Jun. 21, 1210:45 AM

Mauer to the tinws? What a concrete block for a contract that does not allow the team to sign actual baseball players!

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