Morning Links: DeBoer on Parise, captaincy
July, 20, 2012
- New Jersey Devils coach Peter DeBoer said he is in no rush to name a new captain now that Zach Parise had departed but he is happy for Parise, according the The Star-Ledger. "He’s such a great kid and he stands for all the right things. ... This league allows you to feel sorry for yourself for about two minutes then you have to pick yourself up and come up with a plan moving forward," the coach said, according the report.
- Shea Weber's agent, Jarrett Bousquet, told TSN Radio 1050 that the price for Weber went up after Ryan Suter signed a 13-year, $98 million deal with the Minnesota Wild. Bousquet added that they had to be sure he was signing with a team he wanted to play for 14 years and that the Nashville Predators were set back a few years by Suter leaving. "He'd like to play with the Philadelphia Flyers because we all feel that he's just another piece in the puzzle to take them to the next level," Bousquet told TSN. "He doesn't want to go through a rebuilding process again."
- Assistant general manager Laurence Gilman said the Vancouver Canucks were willing to go all-in for Weber but didn't see a scenario in which they would get him, so they never made a formal offer, according to The (Vancouver) Province. “We looked at it 16 ways to Sunday,” Gilman said. “But we couldn’t come up with scenario where we were going to get the player. And if you can’t get the player, what’s the point?”
- The Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs had so much interest that they scheduled two alumni games for the 2013 Winter Classic. Now Tie Domi confirmed to TSN Radio 1050 that he and Mats Sundin were asked to participate and will likely play.
- Scott Gomez hit a hole-in-one at his own golf tournament in Anchorage to win a new $50,000 SUV, according to the Anchorage Daily News. Gomez said he doesn't know what he will do with the vehicle, but right now he is driving his sister's old car when he is in Alaska.