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08-18-2011, 04:28 PM
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David Singleton
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Parise is a huge risk. He's an outstanding fit in so many ways for this team and gives the team that core of 4 to build around. But there's a lot of hurdles there even if both teams would do it.

First, it would likely take a package that included Erat and Wilson (and potentially more)- if you buy that it could be done without one of the big 3 going back. For the salary that Parise will require (not to mention Suter and Rinne), Nashville would want to send Erat (who's salary is a complete wash with Parise this season). I suspect that New Jersey would like to have Wilson (or Hornqvist) in order to obtain two solid forwards- both with more than reasonable cap hits.

Second, until 1/1/12 Parise (like Weber) cannot sign an "extension" as he is currently on a 1yr SPC (Section 50.5.f of the CBA). So, Nashville could not guarantee he'd re-sign unless they waited to make that trade until after 1/1. Lots of circumstances can change between now and then. Do you make the trade sooner, even with the uncertainty of Parise re-signing?

Finally, if you move two solid forwards from your top nine, how sold are you on one of Bergfors, Smith, or another prospect being able to move into the top six and another moving onto that fourth line? Parise's contract situation might allow for another forward to come back from New Jersey, but I don't know if that helps.

A Parise trade would seem to have been more doable prior to him signing a one year deal with New Jersey.

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