The NHL's biggest offseason show might not have been the awards gala in Las Vegas on Wednesday night. It was who showed up at Ridder Arena. Zach Parise headlined a Defending the Blue Line charity event in his hometown that featured autographs, pickup hockey and, yes, plenty of questions about what Parise will do next. And if he knows, he sure isn't giving any indication. At least publicly. "I've got a lot of people asking what's going on, and we'll get things figured out pretty soon hopefully," Parise said. "I haven't really given much thought to anything. It's been pretty nice." It likely won't last. The New Jersey Devils captain can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. He made $6 million this season, scored 31 goals and led the Devils to the Stanley Cup Final. He can expect to make a boatload more money going forward. But where?
With free agency approaching, Parise isn't tipping hand
Minneapolis Star Tribune | Jun 21