Let’s use this as a post for the Zach Parise choice. He’s supposed to make his announcement before reporters in Ontario within minutes.
UPDATE 5:05 p.m.: Never mind.
This is all I’ll add: When I take all the shreds of Parise info out there, including his non-decision announcement just now, I come up with this, logically or otherwise: He’d love to play for the Penguins, but he’s wracked by guilt over leaving the Devils.
Sorry, just can’t take the Wild/Hawks/others seriously. The angst here is over New Jersey For decades now, Lou Lamoriello has fostered an atmosphere in Jersey in which players take less to stay, sometimes way less. He’s a powerful, persuasive man. I’d have to think Lou is THE dominant figure in this.