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06-14-2012, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by manilaNJ View Post
Of course. But, it's one thing to sit down for negotiations thinking that a ton of teams are willing to pay up.
It's an entirely different thing to sit down with the full knowledge that there's a truck load of cash with your name on it.
Exactly. And there's no way to take it back. Even if Minnesota gets censured for this, Parise can't "unhear" their offer. It's going to be in his mind now, interfering with our exclusive rights.

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Originally Posted by Zajacs Bowl Cut View Post
if Daneyko comes out on July 2nd and says "The Devils are going to throw a deal at Parise he cannot refuse"

we don't own his rights at that point. is that tampering?
No, because that's not the same situation. First of all, his rights won't be anybody's then, and Parise is our player to begin with. You can't tamper with your own player, by definition.

The analogous situation is if, say, M Koivu was going UFA this summer, and Daneyko said on the air tomorrow, "The Devils are planning to make a hefty offer to Mikko. It'll make Kovy's deal look like peanuts, and he could buy the team afterward if he wants."

You better believe Wild fans would be crying foul, and they'd be justified in doing so.

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