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10:42 AM ET 01.09 | If Lou Lamoriello cannot convince Zach Parise to take the money the Devils will throw at him, if Parise is either unwilling or unable to commit to a lifetime of hockey as a Devil by late June, then the GM is going to have to hold an auction for his best player in order to secure as much young talent and as many high draft picks as possible as quickly as possible.

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January 9, 2011  10:47 AM ET

Step one of the rebuild.....

January 9, 2011  11:08 AM ET

Devils may have to deal Parise

It be fun if all the NHL GMs had to post like the spammers.

January 9, 2011  11:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Devils may have to deal PariseIt be fun if all the NHL GMs had to post like the spammers.

and when exactly did $15 for a T shirt become a good deal ?

January 9, 2011  11:19 AM ET

wait, why deal him? Hes RFA next year, just match bids which will no doubt go up to $6 mil and let him go and grab 3 1st round picks.

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January 9, 2011  01:05 PM ET
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You don't get 3 first rounders as compensation. You get a first, second and third from a team. Either way, believe me when I say Parise ain't going nowhere. And Jersey will most likely be contending again by this time next year, with a shiny new #1 draft pick waiting in the A to complete the greatest line in NHL history.

complete the greatest line in NHL history? I'm pretty sure I heard those exact same words before this season started... The Devils will struggle still next season and those draft picks for Parise would go a long ways.

January 9, 2011  01:58 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Either way, believe me when I say Parise ain't going nowhere. And Jersey will most likely be contending again by this time next year, with a shiny new #1 draft pick waiting in the A to complete the greatest line in NHL history.

why exactly would I take you for your word. I don't know you, and I have no reason to believe that you have any more information than anybody else. Bottom line is that the devils are saddled with the kovie contract for a long, long time, and the goaltending situation is not going to get better. How fun for you that you are wearing rose colored glasses, but for all of us impartial observers Lou has his work cut out for him...and despite my respect for him, I don't think he is equal to the task. BEST OF LUCK TO THEM THOUGH, the division is going to be tough for the forseeable future, I'd say rebuild and have a shot at competing within MAYBE three years.

January 9, 2011  02:47 PM ET

Lamoriello has made brilliant personnel decisions in the past, without question. Is this a case of the Devils spending so much for Kovalchuk that they've had to dump good players? Is it that Brodeur is done? Or is it that the Devils have drafted poorly and have a team loaded with stiffs?

January 9, 2011  04:10 PM ET

And the wheels have officially fallen off.

January 9, 2011  04:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Either way, believe me when I say Parise ain't going nowhere.

So he is going somewhere?

January 9, 2011  04:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You don't get 3 first rounders as compensation. You get a first, second and third from a team. Either way, believe me when I say Parise ain't going nowhere. And Jersey will most likely be contending again by this time next year, with a shiny new #1 draft pick waiting in the A to complete the greatest line in NHL history.

I'm not sure about where Parise is going, but I think the Pittsburgh Pirates will be competitive before the Devils will be. I'm probably wrong, but I don't see Lou working his way out of this one any time soon. He's got holes all over the team and not much cap space to deal with. If you start getting rid of players like Parise for draft picks you are three or four years away from being relevant again.

January 9, 2011  04:46 PM ET

If I were Z.P. I would be looking to get out of dodge as soon as possible - J.L. must be thrilled to be in Dallas - any team would be willing to ante up for Z.P. there is no better at manufacturing goals - he just doesn't give up. As a lifelong Devil fan trust me it is disheartening to see what has happened - and it will take a generation of players to make Jersey what it once was - but the curse of the big free agent has struck N.J. hard (ala Ranger fashion)

January 9, 2011  04:47 PM ET

If I were Z.P. I would be looking to get out of dodge as soon as possible - J.L. must be thrilled to be in Dallas - any team would be willing to ante up for Z.P. there is no better at manufacturing goals - he just doesn't give up. As a lifelong Devil fan trust me it is disheartening to see what has happened - and it will take a generation of players to make Jersey what it once was - but the curse of the big free agent has struck N.J. hard (ala Ranger fashion)

January 9, 2011  06:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

wait, why deal him? Hes RFA next year, just match bids which will no doubt go up to $6 mil and let him go and grab 3 1st round picks.

Good point. He's their most (and only?) valuable asset. They can get some good return for him ... or ... they could get stuck with another Kovachuk type contract if they decide to match.

January 9, 2011  06:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

You don't get 3 first rounders as compensation. You get a first, second and third from a team.

Compensation is determined by the size of the contract an RFA signs. The bigger the contract, the better the compensation. It could well turn out to be three first rounders.

January 9, 2011  07:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#24):

If I were Z.P. I would be looking to get out of dodge as soon as possible - J.L. must be thrilled to be in Dallas - any team would be willing to ante up for Z.P. there is no better at manufacturing goals - he just doesn't give up. As a lifelong Devil fan trust me it is disheartening to see what has happened - and it will take a generation of players to make Jersey what it once was - but the curse of the big free agent has struck N.J. hard (ala Ranger fashion)

Yes, but they did it when there were no restrictions. Didn't get the memo huh? No biggie.

They will need some D if they plan on having Brodeur finish his career with dignity, and as for the rest.....well......I hope they can ring it back in before it becomes a 4 or 5 season project.

January 9, 2011  07:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#28):

Compensation is determined by the size of the contract an RFA signs. The bigger the contract, the better the compensation. It could well turn out to be three first rounders.

Anyone think he's not worth it? This guy has played with less than some, and still has produced.

I'm curious as to what people think about Parise leaving, as that would be a shame. If this ends up being Kovie for Parise in the end, it was a bad, bad, bad trade that NJ has made. Not to mention what they did to their D corps, which is what also helped them win? Everyone including myself at times, has gotten caught up in the "badness" of the Kovie deal, but what about the D corps? It has been dismantled, along with NJ winning!

January 9, 2011  07:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#32):

Anyone think he's not worth it? This guy has played with less than some, and still has produced.I'm curious as to what people think about Parise leaving, as that would be a shame. If this ends up being Kovie for Parise in the end, it was a bad, bad, bad trade that NJ has made. Not to mention what they did to their D corps, which is what also helped them win? Everyone including myself at times, has gotten caught up in the "badness" of the Kovie deal, but what about the D corps? It has been dismantled, along with NJ winning!

Your right- it would ultimately mean kovie for Parise.Thats a sore that would fester !!!!

January 9, 2011  08:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#34):

Your right- it would ultimately mean kovie for Parise.Thats a sore that would fester !!!!

You're darn right it would, as Parise is every bit as good, if not better than Kovie, and was just starting to prove that he was also consistent. At the end of it all, it will be Kovie for Parise, and Brodeur and few others will be colateral damage, which to me is unacceptable, but hey call me old fashioned. I like when a team values a player to the point that they will try to make the last few years of your career(if you are playing decent like: Yzerman, Bourque, Roy) a real blast, and make the player feel like he just got the proper send off, as a cap hit isn't the way for the NHL, or the Devils to let Brodeur's career end in a mess, due to poor management. IMO (yes I do realize there have been opther greats that have had worse, but I like Brodeur, and what he's done for his team, country, and the game, as he proved you don't have to be a butterfly goalie ALL the time to win!)


On another note, I do believe that Big Lou didn't expect to land Kovie at first and played along, but as the owner pushed, he was left without a choice other than to quit his job. The other I mentioned, as I don't get why you would want to change a defense corps that had your goalie win 45 games? That part is where I feel Big Lou messed it all up.

 
January 9, 2011  08:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#21):

So he is going somewhere?

Very funny! HA!

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