Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Parise decision coming Tuesday?
By Katie Strang
That appears to be the most likely scenario.
Now on Day 3 of the NHL Free Agency period, the waiting continues for the market's most sought-after players -- Zach Parise and Ryan Suter -- to decide on where to sign, and presumably, spend the rest of their careers.
No pressure, guys.
At least one person close to Parise has indicated that Tuesday will likely be when Parise makes his decision, according to ESPN.com's Pierre LeBrun (Read his morning Cross Checks blog here.)
But, with the magnitude of Parise's choice, another day of indecision like Monday is entirely possible.
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello hasn't been sitting around idly while waiting for Parise to tip his hand, however. After locking up both franchise goaltender Martin Brodeur and beloved backup Johan Hedberg Monday, he locked up veteran defenseman Bryce Salvador to a three-year deal reportedly worth $9.5 million.
Will Lamoriello be able to get the whole band back together?