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11-18-2011, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Sydor25 View Post
Speculation for a pending UFA is certainly fun and we have no idea what NJ and Parise are thinking. Do they want another Kovalchuk-type contract or a more resonable 4-5 year deal? With Kovalchuk's cash about to approach $12 million next season, there may not be as much of a cash budget for another cap-busting contract for Parise.

I think Parise will re-sign with the Devils and get it done before July 1st, but I have no idea what is really going on with both sides. Just a gut feel.

I think it is funny that most Kings fans thought Johnson would be the player the Kings would have trouble signing long term and Doughty would sign a nice home-town discounted contract. Didn't happen that way in real life.
I think that this is the exact problem if they don't get all of the ownership issues resolved. The current owner may not have enough money in terms of cash flow to support paying Kovalchuk and Parise say $19M a season and still fill out an NHL roster.

Gotta believe Parise's agent knows this.

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