wow. if parise goes to the pens... i dunno... like the devils or not, they certainly did everything right by this guy. to go to the pens is a big f-u. first schults and now parise. really biting the hand that fed 'em. ugly. unless the devs low-balled him, which i doubt they did. not their style...
No surprise if its Pitt. They draw out these stupid press conferences all the time. They had the balls to make the huge Crosby presser the day of the Lokomotiv crash, and never a mention during the presser.
Wouldn't be too surprised if Steigerwald makes a joke about that.
Guess it depends on what other pieces are in the deal. Personally, I think the goal would be to have Nash play with Stepan.
this is a good point. howson can save face by getting 'his man' if he throws-in some good value along with nash. that's probably how the deal happens - if it happens. not sure what else the blue jackets have, but i think it's a stalemate unless howson either lowers his price or throws-in some sweetener.