After tomorrow's game is when I think Zach will start to negotiate. 6 days off should be plenty of time to hammer out a new contract.
as I said on HF:
its clear to me that Zach really does want to stay. I also don't think that the Devils would have offered him the C without having every intention of keeping him. its not like they didn't know about the financial issues this past July
that being said, if we don't sort out the ownership issues I have a hard time believing we'll be able to come up with the cash to sign him, even if he wants to stay at a reasonable price
He will do what I tell him to do.
I am starting to wonder what Parise is really worth at this point as far as a contract goes. I know he is coming back from a major knee injury but he is just a very good player at this point, he hasn't returned to his former self. His timing for that knee injury was as bad for him as it was for Lou.
Just babbling out loud now.
Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.
I think Parise came back and found a guy who is on his line that plays a similar game to what he played but is younger and another guy who plays best when someone feeds him for a fast break or for the big shot, so he adapted his game and has become more of a puck distributor than a garbage goal scorer.