FREE AGENT FRENZY #PARISEWATCH
Good morning to all! It is currently 9:24AM E.T. and every hockey fan knows the significance of July 1st – Canada Day. Wait, I mean Free Agency Day. I’m sorry for being absent from the blog this past week. We are now back online and will be tracking any Devils free agency developments live.
12:29 PM E.T. The wait is over. Parise has signed with the Minnesota Wild on a $98 million, 13 year deal. Good luck!
– Day 4 (July 4 2012) –
8:00 PM E.T. #PariseWatch continues. Parise by text: “Nothing is happening tonight.” Move on, ladies and gents.
12:14 PM E.T. More on Salvador. Said that ‘half the NHL’ had interest and many offered 3 year contracts, but it would’ve taken a lot to take him away from the Devils. Playoff performance warranted the 3 year offer from the Devils.
11:37 AM E.T. D Bryce Salvador has chosen to re-sign with the Devils. The contract is 3 yr/$9.5mil with an AAV of $3.16mil. What does everyone think regarding the length of Salvador’s contract? — Does this definitively mean that Parise isn’t coming back? In my honest opinion, not at all. As for Parise, his camp has announced that a decision is coming ‘probably later today.’ Which means that at 5 PM there will be a press conference to announce no decision made. He deserves to take his time.
9:50 AM. E.T. Morning all. Another day of #PariseWatch begins.
– Day 3 (July 3 2012) –
5:41 PM E.T. A decision from Parise could still come tonight. More likely, tomorrow. If a decision is reached today, whether it will be announced or not depends on how late it is made. Devils still in the mix.