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Ronnie Bass 07-04-2012 02:35 PM

Here's how I "think" it played out
 
Carry on.

Bleedred 07-04-2012 03:19 PM

I personally think they planned this before they hit the UFA market. Anyone remember or ever read some article posted in May of this year? Late May to be exact. Right before the Finals started. It seemed absurd at the time. Speculation of a package deal with Suter, and Parise going to the same team. Forgot why this writer said this, but I think he had it on good word or so he claimed. Only that team was expected to be Detroit. That writer looks to have been right.

NJDevs26 07-04-2012 03:28 PM

Free Agent Frenzy Part XI - Does Zajac have any boyhood friends we need to sign?
 
Carry on.

KovalchukFistPump 07-04-2012 03:29 PM

The worst thing about this is I think there will definitely be a lockout. The CBA, while it had great intentions at first, has failed.

1. The cap has almost doubled from 39M to 70M. The friggin salary floor is 15 mil more than the ceiling was 6 years ago.
2. The second contract has been absolutely ruined. You now have 3 years of cost-controlled players before you basically have to pay them UFA-market value (see Crosby, Stamkos, etc.). Some unlucky teams only get one year of good production before they have to pony up (see Gilbert, Penner, Versteeg). You basically have to get lucky and have a player break out a year after signing a decent multi-year deal.
3. The low UFA age has brought about these insane long-term contracts. I know we are guilty of this with the Kovy deal but at least his AAV is way below his actual worth. Parise is legitimately worth 7.5M a year but he gets it for 13 instead of the 7 I'd give to him.

The system is breaking. The cap just plain needs to stop escalating. I know people crap on baseball's system all the time but at least there you can build a cost-controlled young team like the Rays and you dont have to pay your players big bucks until after a few years.

Basement Cat 07-04-2012 03:30 PM

Let's all go with "leftwing"'s idea.

Mail in your Parise related material to Zach' address. I have a Parise tee that's too small anyways. I dont know what to do with it.

BrodeursCups 07-04-2012 03:31 PM

I'm over it. He holds a special spot in my heart from seeing him live at UND and 7 yrs in a devs jersey. I may be in the minority but I wish him the best in minny. Will still rock his jerseys to the rock next season and watch his games when the devs aren't on...

I'm crushed, but I'm not going to drag him through the mud...

Fayne Staley 07-04-2012 03:31 PM

Lord knows we need Zajac locked up.

Devils Trap 07-04-2012 03:31 PM

Get Semin Lou

Devilsfan92 07-04-2012 03:32 PM

Elias-Zajac-Kovalchuk
?-Henrique-?
?-Josefson-Clarkson
Carter-Gionta-Bernier
Janssen

?= Zubrus then Sykora, Tedenby, and/or signing
or trades

Love the idea of Doan and Semin. Would fit nicely. Get those intangibles form Doan and get the point production from Semin.

MadDog172430 07-04-2012 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrodeursCups (Post 52114733)
I'm over it. He holds a special spot in my heart from seeing him live at UND and 7 yrs in a devs jersey. I may be in the minority but I wish him the best in minny. Will still rock his jerseys to the rock next season and watch his games when the devs aren't on...

I'm crushed, but I'm not going to drag him through the mud...

I don't know, man, his comments made me feel even worse about the situation than before. They seem to really shine on what came off as ******** and showed he never really meant what he said.

Maybe I need some time, but I just cannot look at Zach in the same light that I did.

MJB Devils23* 07-04-2012 03:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrodeursCups (Post 52114733)
I'm over it. He holds a special spot in my heart from seeing him live at UND and 7 yrs in a devs jersey. I may be in the minority but I wish him the best in minny. Will still rock his jerseys to the rock next season and watch his games when the devs aren't on...

I'm crushed, but I'm not going to drag him through the mud...

I'm conflicted. I wanna be pissed off, but I can't get to that point.

Team Concept 07-04-2012 03:35 PM

Parise as a 21 year old 81-14-18-32 -1 2005-2006 season 5-11 185 lb. shoots left
Tedenby as a 21 year old 58-8-14-22 +3 2010-2011 season 5-10 175 lb. shoots left

but last year Tedenby declined greatly.

Rob Nieds work ethic 07-04-2012 03:36 PM

I hope Zach never wins another a playoff series. The guy is an all-talk hypocrite. He never cared about success or loyalty, as long as he got to play alongside his buddy making enough millions. He's into Paul Martin and Jay Bouwmeester territory in terms of happy with "just alright". He was never a "winner".

Basement Cat 07-04-2012 03:37 PM

I'll definitely watch Wild games on NBCSports. Theyll be intriguing to watch

EliasR8 07-04-2012 03:37 PM

We haz zajac's bros he cannot leave us! Lol

NJDevs26 07-04-2012 03:37 PM

I think both of those posts are correct. It was planned out but Suter's main goal was to get the most money (and stay out West) so he didn't seem quite as married to the plan as Zach, Parise's main goal was to play with Suter in Minnesota.

njdevilsjds 07-04-2012 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Team Concept (Post 52115045)
Parise as a 21 year old 81-14-18-32 -1 2005-2006 season 5-11 185 lb. shoots left
Tedenby as a 21 year old 58-8-14-22 +3 2010-2011 season 5-10 175 lb. shoots left

but last year Tedenby declined greatly.

Tedenby also played 5 minutes a game on a "good" night, last year on the fourth line.

NJDevs26 07-04-2012 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rob Nieds work ethic (Post 52115157)
I hope Zach never wins another a playoff series. The guy is an all-talk hypocrite. He never cared about success or loyalty, as long as he got to play alongside his buddy making enough millions. He's into Paul Martin and Jay Bouwmeester territory in terms of happy with "just alright". He was never a "winner".

I want to see memes with '365 days until Zach Parise's last goal'...too much to hope for right now though :laugh:

MJB Devils23* 07-04-2012 03:40 PM

Tedenby only averaged 10 minutes last year.

Luke3026 07-04-2012 03:40 PM

Within a week I will have my ccm Parise jersey converted to a 1995 Broten jersey with SCF patch.

SouthDevil30 07-04-2012 03:41 PM

I don't know if any of you have seen the Wild play but man if people think we play boring then they will fall asleep before the pucks drops in Minny. I doubt one forward and a D-man can make them that much more interesting

slammer 07-04-2012 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Devilsfan92 (Post 52114825)
Elias-Zajac-Kovalchuk
?-Henrique-?
?-Josefson-Clarkson
Carter-Gionta-Bernier
Janssen

?= Zubrus then Sykora, Tedenby, and/or signing
or trades

Love the idea of Doan and Semin. Would fit nicely. Get those intangibles form Doan and get the point production from Semin.

i am on the boat for Semin and Kostitsyn...

Kovi-Zajac-Elias
Semin-Henrique-Zubrus
Kostitsyn-Josefson-Clarkson/Sykora
Carter-Gionta-Bernier

Officer Rod Farva 07-04-2012 03:43 PM

IDK about you guys but I'm loving Poile right now after reading this article

http://blogs.tennessean.com/predator...s-about-suter/

Jared Ramsden 07-04-2012 03:44 PM

Tedenby shouldn't have been up here as long as he was this past season if he wasn't going to be deployed properly. To be blunt, if it wasn't for the insane amount of injuries the roster suffered in 2010-11, he probably wouldn't have even been called-up in the first place. He's still a developing player, which is why he was sent back to the minors. He hit a bit of a bump in the road, but writing off makes no sense at this point. He knows that he's got a real good opportunity coming up and I think the team has confidence he can contribute this year.

Basement Cat 07-04-2012 03:44 PM

The Wild think that theyre getting an 80+ point game breaker. ouch


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