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08-20-2011, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by That Stepan Guy View Post
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.
We can definitely sign him. Clearly him not wanting to sign an extension in NJ is a big part of it, but IMO, I don't think he wants to stay there. They are getting old and worse, Marty is retiring, etc... The Devils are progressively getting worse. Also Kovy has that big contract. Cap space isn't always the answer. The Devs ownership may not want two HUGE contracts like Kovy's and what may be Parise's.

Also, if the cap goes down, so does the respectable pay-out for players. Salaries get cut with the cap going down, so we'd have plenty of space. Also with a lower cap, where Parise may get 8 mil this year, he'll get 6.5 next year because of a lower cap. It all works together, it's not just the cap going down, salaries and cap hits go down as well. Only players we need to re-sign next year are Prust, Biron, and MDZ. The rest can go towards Parise.

Also, like Brooks pointed out yesterday, with the new CBA, who knows what will happen with the buy-out money we owe Dru? For all we know, we may get that 1.6? million back which can go towards Zach

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