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04-25-2012, 02:36 AM
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Originally Posted by dc55 View Post
balanced teams with little holes win championships (boston), not teams with one line of stars (tampa)
Very true, esp. in this salary cap era.

Of course, finding the right cogs who will mesh well, boost the bottom 6 and fix the PP is a lot easier said than done. Signing a big name FA like Parise is a quick fix and, all else being equal, will offer a greater assurance of improvement as opposed to rolling the dice with mixing-and-matching other team's role players.

I don't see how it can hurt the Rangers to aggressively pursue Parise during the off-season and make it known that we really want him onboard here as the final piece of the puzzle. And why wouldn't the feelings be reciprocated? Parise's arrival would give him a bonafide shot at hoisting the Cup within the next 2-3 seasons.

If he signs with hometown Minnesota,.... then he only ends up deferring a realistic shot at winning the Cup for another 4-5 years, at least. Detroit? They have one of the oldest rosters in the league right now. Does he want to spend his prime years being part of team in transition?

Parise and the Rangers are a good fit,.... if a cap-friendly deal can somehow be worked out.

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