June 13th, 2011, 08:08 AM #11
I don't see how the Kings get Parise without giving up either Bernier or Schenn (not both). Mayyyyybe they could give up Martin Jones instead of Bernier and then overpay with other assets to compensate. Something like:
Jones, Voynov, Hickey, Moller, Parse, 1st in 2012.
June 13th, 2011, 12:05 PM #12
The only way ANY kind of deal happens is if NJ is desperate...and I just don't see that yet. If the Kings had Parise would YOU want to trade him? Probably not. LL I'm sure has thought this through even before they signed IK. I just don't see a deal with the Kings...or any team right now.
Originally Posted by FoulSanctity
June 13th, 2011, 12:18 PM #13
IMO, Parise is exactly what the Kings need, and if I were DL, I'd find a way to make that deal happen.
Looking from the Devil's perspective, they obviously need a goalie, so first off Bernier has to be part of the deal. Plus, a young veteran defensemen would fit, so I'd include JMFJ and his -21 rating. those would be the big names in the deal, but I'd also be open to letting two go of Parse, Moller, King, Cliche, Hickey, and Holloway. I'd also be open to letting Stoll go if I felt that both Schenn and Lokti would make the team.
This deal could be a win-win for both teams. Kings get a desperately needed first line winger, and the Devils get a couple of starters and some depth.
June 13th, 2011, 04:54 PM #14
June 13th, 2011, 05:48 PM #15
My comments were made purely on the face value of the players involved. However, IMO, Parise is going to get 6-7mil per year easily when the time comes, and the three players you mentioned if included will get somewhat more than just Parise alone. Thus the Devils get three starters for the price of 1+. I still say that they improve their franchise by doing that...if the numbers work.
June 13th, 2011, 05:51 PM #16
Barring a generous hometown discount, if you think Parise signs for less than 6.5, you're dreaming.
Originally Posted by SmytheKing
June 13th, 2011, 06:08 PM #17
June 13th, 2011, 06:31 PM #18
Obviously, Parise's health must be completely vetted before any deal gets made. But assuming he's OK, I still make the deal. Sure it's a roll of he dice, but one worth taking IMO. While he's not been great in the NHL playoffs, I think he proved that he can step up in the olympics last year.
I just don't believe he's in the long term plans of the Devils, and if that's true, the Devils should try to make the best deal they can, and i believe the Kings can offer the best deal.
June 13th, 2011, 06:59 PM #19
You have to keep in mind you are hypothetically trading for a player that has to ACTUALLY WANT TO SIGN with your team. Zach is an East coast guy and has said that he knows this next contract is going to represent the meat of his career/legacy. He wants to go to a team that has a legitimate plan in place to be a consistent winner. While we can argue all day that the Kings do have this, you can see how a potential free agent would have reservations. Yeah, the Kings have what the Devils need, but you guys aren't going to want to trade for a guy who doesn't intend to sign long term.
Originally Posted by KHenry14
June 13th, 2011, 08:29 PM #20
No doubt, part of the trade process would be assurances with Parise and his agent that he's going to sign long term. If he refuses to talk about an extension, you don't make the deal.
I believe that the Kings would be considered a Cup contender by any free agent. Whether he's want to live here and play here is another question.