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02-28-2012, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by DC2600 View Post
I think that Suter is more likely to hit FA than Parise, but that is pure speculation. Either way I'm realistic about our chances in getting either, not great.
There's no way that's going to happen. Parise is almost certain to hit free agency. New Jersey's financial troubles limit what the team can offer. They already have a long term, front loaded, monster contract in Kovalchuk. LL is pretty tightly handcuffed, and there's been no sign that Parise might take a hometown discount.

Suter, on the other hand, has every appearance of a guy who is likely to re-sign. He wants to win, above all else. He more or less demanded that Nashville make a splash. Between their aggression at the deadline, their little sparks of top tier offensive guys, and all the Radulov talk so far this season, it seems pretty probable that Suter will stick around. The word is that all three (Rinne/Suter/Weber) are being offered the same 49/7 deal. One would have to think if he hits FA, he'll get more than that. The 64/8 someone mentioned would probably be a decent starting point.

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