Zach Parise said today he was saddened to hear that Jamie Langenbrunner was traded to the Dallas Stars... Parise said. "It's tough for me personally. Jamie's been really good to me since I got here. I don't know if it's the Minnesota connection. He was great to me and my family. I sat next to him in the dressing room and learned a lot."...As for his own health, Parise is recovering from a torn meniscus in his knee. He will be examined by a doctor March 2 and still hopes to play a few games at the end of the season...
Scuttlebutt continues that Zach Parise, a restricted free agent as of July 1, has no aspirations to remain in New Jersey.
Zach Parise's new agent has put a contract talks on the back burner while the Devils' left wing begins his recovery from knee surgery.
Parise has hired Wade Arnott and Don Meehan of Newport Sports Management to represent him as he heads toward restricted and unrestricted free agency in the two coming summers, The Post has learned..."Our first priority at this time is getting Zach back to full health. We will leave the business matters for another day," said Arnott, brother of Devils center Jason Arnott."
New York Post (Via Pro Sports Daily)
Parise will likely not go the arbitration route. A player playing so few games going into arbitration is not going to get a contract in his favour.
Parise's salary this year is 5,000,000 and his cap hit is 3.125. He would be (most likely) ready for playoffs, but very rusty. Would it be worth the risk for a contender like the Canucks?
Parise has 25 playoff points in his last 26 playoff games.
Parise played for USA in the Olympics. (Kesler connection.. maybe.. far reach, but you never know).
Will update this thread as things happen.
Edited by Thomas Gradin, 12 January 2011 - 08:28 PM.