‘It’s such a long-term, important decision, you have to make sure you look at everything,” Parise told reporters.
Parise said the Devils are still in the mix, but wouldn’t name any other teams he is considering. He did say, “the list is still there.”
Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit and Minnesota were also said to be in the mix. Parise wouldn’t say today if he eliminated any teams from his list.
“We have thoroughly deliberated every option with Zach,” Arnott said in a statement. “He wishes to take some time to step back and review all with his fiance and his family. We could be drawing closer to a decision.”
Parise said the Devils’ financial situation is not a factor.
In other news, Price reaches terms with Montreal:
Nick Kypreos @RealKyper
#Canadiens Price gets 39M for 6 yrs. #NHL cap hit 6.5M
I can't believe the number of people who are actually mad at Parise for this... he was probably given at least 3-4 offers of over $100 million for contracts that will likely be his last and he's had less than 30 hours to mull over them. Give the guy a break, it's the rest of his playing career and he wants to be sure about his decision. Sorry that it's inconvenient you have less to talk about since he's taking his time.