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07-02-2012, 04:22 PM
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What are you talking about? The reasoning here is very simple. This is Parise's decision, plain and simple, and he has every right to take a couple days to mull things over.

Why are you, a poster on a message board, entitled to a quick decision from Parise? Get on with your life and do other things in the mean time.
I want to know when I demanded that he make his decision. Your the third person to imply this. I just stated that it doesnt always take players this long. Go ahead everyone, continue to take your frustrations out on me...

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Sadly I agree. If he has to "talk to family" he's selling them on a change.

That's a killshot right there. Every time I've seen a player say he has to talk to his family, he's telling them it's time to move.

I thought the delay might give us hope, but at this point, Lou probably has given his best offer.

Oh Well.
Normally agree but not here given our finances.

Conversation could very well be around certainty of money, or money/happiness tradeoff.

I suspect most of the outsized bonuses are getting cut to protect players from any potential CBA changes. Conversation could be around that topic....'honey, we want to stay in NJ but since X is offering us more upfront we know it is safe'.

Could be around potential bankruptcy, same thing....'honey, we want to stay in NJ but who knows the solvency of this business 12 months out'.

Many scenarios....hell, if I were him and considering NJ I would spend all day locked up with the best law firm I could find understanding exactly my risks and options of signing a Devils contract in the event the club goes kaput financially. We're talking a LT payable of $60m+ here, life changing wealth. I wouldn't even talk to my wife about intangibles until I had that nailed down.

Again, the longer it drags out the better I think it is for us. If he made the decision to move, the next decision (which team) is fairly easy....

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Over speculation here, this is a tough choice with some offers with A LOT of money, and he is probably still grappling with the idea of staying, and taking less up front to do so. Even if he wants to stay here, it isn't an easy choice to pass up tons of money and security.

Or this is all lip service and his agents are trying to squeeze more out of a few teams. There is nothing to really take out of this. Nice that he is still talking to Marty though.

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07-02-2012, 04:23 PM
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Sorry

After the brutal Oduya re-signing I need some positive Hawks news

(Though the draft was good and Brookbank signing I like)

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07-02-2012, 04:23 PM
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But playing with Chicago or Pittsburgh seems more intriguing talent-wise. I wouldn't really disagree either.
Not really talent wise but I have always suspected Zach would rather play on a team that is top dog in the area and don't have to fight for coverage, just basing it off comments he has made over the years.

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That's the problem. We can't. Too busy looking for updates on twitter.
Haha, me too. I'd like a quick decision as much as the next guy, but three seconds of thinking about the situation should lead any logical person to the conclusion that it's Parise's right to take his time.

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07-02-2012, 04:24 PM
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So what about the other UFA dominos? Salvador has been waiting on Zach, but now with an uncertain time frame, is Bryce gonna look at other teams, and are the Devils gonna try and go ahead and re-sign him like they did with Marty 'n Moose?
I don't think they will wait forever, but they might wait another day.

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So you think Lou is lying?
No, but I think Parise's worries about the financial situation definitely come into play. If there was an investor in place and he knew the team would definitely be spending to the cap, he'd have re-signed by now.

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After the last hour, I think I need a cigarette. And I don't even smoke.

Really hope this whole thing is done tomorrow.

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So many "coulds" and "what ifs" and other theories in this thread.

For the first time today, I am going to close my laptop and put my phone down.

Zach Parise is making the biggest decision of his life.

I'll check back here later.

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You can look at this a thousand different ways and come up with just as much speculation. But we have no idea. Don't over-complicate it.

It is a really tough decision.
This. Everyone has their own gut feeling, which they are entitled to....but the reality is that nobody knows the decision yet.

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Sorry

After the brutal Oduya re-signing I need some positive Hawks news

(Though the draft was good and Brookbank signing I like)
You're the only guy I know that liked the Sheldon Brookbank signing.

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07-02-2012, 04:25 PM
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I want to know when I demanded that he make his decision. Your the third person to imply this. I just stated that it doesnt always take players this long. Go ahead everyone, continue to take your frustrations out on me...
A couple pages back it sure seemed like you were pushing the argument that he should have decided already. If not, my bad.

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Not really talent wise but I have always suspected Zach would rather play on a team that is top dog in the area and don't have to fight for coverage, just basing it off comments he has made over the years.
You are completely right. This is something that he is very big on. I heard it sttraight from the source

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Chicago is closer to Minny ,, He should push that angle on her
It's 7 hours away. It's not like they're driving home all the time anyways...

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I have been ensured my multiple folks that the #mnwild is very much still in this Parise ballgame

How many teams could possibly be in on this? Insanity.

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You're the only guy I know that liked the Sheldon Brookbank signing.
Seems cheap and reliable bottom pairing guy

Blocks shots , Will fight and hits a nice amount

Exactly what Hawks need on 3rd pairing

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A couple pages back it sure seemed like you were pushing the argument that he should have decided already. If not, my bad.
Like I said, others have made this decision without dragging it out. Do I wish it was done already, of course, but I understand its his right to take his time.

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Sorry

After the brutal Oduya re-signing I need some positive Hawks news

(Though the draft was good and Brookbank signing I like)
I'm just playing man I live in Chicago and have Hawks season tickets; they've definitely become my second team over the last few seasons. If we don't get him, i hope you guys do for sure. But still, i'm not ready to give up hope just yet; and in all honesty i wouldn't be too sad about the Oduya signing. He's actually pretty reliable, i think you'll be pleasantly surprised when you watch him over a longer period of time. Definitely wasn't a bargain of a contract, but you could have done a lot worse than good old Johnny.

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and niedermayer did say it was the hardest decision he had to make. it wasn't easy.
I never said it was. The only good thing about this is that many other FA's still haven't signed yet, which wasn't the case for Niedermayer.

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Ryan Suter says, "**** you, Parise. I want to sign with Detroit already."

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It's 7 hours away. It's not like they're driving home all the time anyways...
8 hours away by train

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Watch it be LA lol, maybe Dean did learn a lesson after all.

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This is one of the few times of the year where I give a **** about Twitter. I don't think I could handle all this nonsense year round.

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