Monthly Archives: June 2012

Not the behavior of a player who intends to re-sign:

Zach Parise‘s day on Sunday should prove to be a fascinating one. While it’s expected he’ll get a big offer from the Pittsburgh Penguins, he’ll be hanging in Toronto with his agents waiting to see what everyone else throws his way. Parise’s agent Wade Arnott tells Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice that his client…

People have asked: why keep Jonathan Bernier?

Mixed in with the initial tweets announcing Jonathan Quick’s pending mega-deal was this: Next move the #LAKINGS will be to trade Jonathan Bernier who has asked to be moved. #devils #Leafs #blackhawks all possibilties June 28, 2012 1:34 PM via webReplyRetweetFavorite @andystrickland Andy Strickland Lisa Dillman, the voice of reason: Again, this does not mean…

Quick’s deal is a steal

Stanley Cup champion, Conn Smythe-winning, Vezina-nominated, franchise-record-breaking, groin-stretching, F-bomb-dropping, mind-controlling goaltender Jonathan Quick will, in two days, officially sign a ten year, $58 million contract, rumored to be paying him seven million for each of seven years, followed by three million for each of the last three, at which point — 2023 — we’ll all…

If I’m Zach Parise…

And I learn (as we all did this morning) that the Devils’ financial picture is so grim that they can’t offer a contract to Martin Brodeur, there is simply no way I am re-signing with that team. At this point, the inestimable charms of Lou Lamoriello* are the only hope of keeping Parise in New…

Lombardi takes elevator to the top – ESPN Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Kings had just clinched their first Stanley Cup title in franchise history, and general manager Dean Lombardi, in his sixth season at the helm, was rushing from the press box inside Staples Center to the arena floor, hoping to reach the ice in time for the Cup presentation by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

Nice article on Scott Parse

Parse is spending the summer in Los Angeles working out. He’s recovered from his latest surgery to clean up some wear and tear on his hip, and is working to build up the muscles in the area. He said the sockets in both hips aren’t formed well, which has worn down the cartilage.

He started practicing with the team at the end of the regular season and through the first two rounds of the playoffs. But his hip became sore, so he was shut down for the rest of the season.

Will Stoll be here for three years?

One of the advantages of signing players to cap-friendly contracts is that those contracts are tradeable assets. Would it be mean or disloyal for Lombardi to trade Stoll, say, at the trade deadline, or next summer, or anytime before his contract expires in 2015, considering that Stoll could have gotten more money signing somewhere else next week?