I'm not convinced that's entirely truthful. How could the financial situation not have any bearing? It affects what they can offer him right now, it affects who they can sign and retain in the future, and it affects whether he has to worry about the NHL taking over his team.
Unless it isn't as bad as we think, because either Lou knows an investor is lined up and it just hasn't been announced yet, or the secret budget is bigger then we think it is. I'm not saying it is fact, but it is possible. If people were ready to believe it was worse then it seems and we had no money to sign even Marty, then why not go a bit the other way. Still not rosey however you slice it.
Michael Russo @Russostrib
I'm also told Parise is close to a decision and that could come late tonight or tomorrow morning
What is Russo's deal with pretending like he is personally being told these things. The info is a Wade releasing info to the press. Just quote Wade, don't pretend you actually have inside sources. Dolt.