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08-20-2011, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by HagelinForPresident View Post
I honestly think the Devs would rather let Parise go to UFA and get nothing for him, than trade him to us before he becomes a UFA and get something. The last thing they want to do is give him to us and let us negotiate an extension and it would also help us immediately this year. The Devs don't want that. They want a bidding war on Parise and are hoping he'll not end up a Ranger and especially hoping he ends up in the West. If we want Parise, we will have to wait until July 1st.
We won't get Parise no matter how you look at it. We have $15M in Cap Space next year, the Devils have $25M. Unless Parise refuses to resign, the Devils will have no problem bringing him back. Drop the cap because of the CBA and we might have anywhere from $12-13M. Not close to enough.

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