Thread: Proposal: Zach Parise To The Rangers?
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04-28-2011, 04:52 PM
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To sign Parise, we'd have to give him an offer sheet. At the price it would cost to sign him, you are probably looking at 4 1st round picks as compensation.

If everything goes as you have laid it out, we still wouldn't have enough money to sign both Richards and Parise. You can't just take players off the roster without replacing them, even if it's with a rookie making the minimum.

So no, there is absolutely no chance that we can sign Parise this offseason. The devils may opt for arbitration, which would prohibit him from signing an offer sheet while they try to work out a longer term deal.

If they can't work out a long term deal, then he'll likely settle for the 1 year arbitration award. After that he will be UFA and teams will be trying to clear cap space to sign him next offseason. I don't see that happening though, not with the CBA expiring after next year. He can get his money now, or he can roll the dice on the cap dropping in the next CBA and maybe get less.

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