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Q: Are the Suter/Parise deals a circumvention of the CBA? A: No

I’ve read a few comments around the interpucks complaining about the questionable legality of the new matching mega-deals for Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. I saw several variations on “tell me how this is any different than the Kovalchuk contract!” Okay, I’ll tell you. (If you want to drill deeper into this topic, I highly…

I coined a new term: “giamenemy”

giamenemy (n), 1. portmanteau of G.M. (General Manager) and enemy; e.g. “Lombardi’s giamenemy, Steve Tambellini, lied about the status of Gilbert Brule.” (pl., giamenemies). I’m putting that in my dictionary, right next to the list of NHL GMs as verbs, as in, “Oh crap, I’ve been tambellinied!” “I really howsoned that guy,” “He just sat there burking…

Whither Clifford?

Of the six left wings mentioned — Brown, Penner, Gagne, King, Nolan and Clifford — one of them (Gagne) is almost certain to leave after next season (if he can even make it through 2012-13 healthy), and another (Penner) is not any kind of lock to return after next year either. I would say, actually, that since neither Clifford or Nolan ought to be considered top-six forwards (you can make an argument for King, though he fits anywhere), really we’re talking about whether there’s room for all three of Clifford, Nolan and King in the bottom six. We can just remove Brown, Gagne and Penner from the equation.

Woods/Parise Wedding (ctd)

Yes, I posted the wedding registry as a joke (“Kings fans lure UFA with wedding gifts”), but I now have a kind of serious point. I did not know that Zach Parise was getting married on July 21, 2012. That’s in 18 days. The kid is essentially getting married right f***ing now. He’s got bigger…

Show your Parise love at the Pottery Barn/Crate & Barrel wedding registry

Zach Parise and fiancee Alisha Woods are getting married later this month, so Kings fans still have a few days to show their enthusiasm for the as-yet unsigned UFA and his soon-to-be wife. Many nice items (six-slice toaster, Cuisinart, mixer, hand towels) still available — though I noticed several items listed with “desired: 0 ; purchased: 1.” How rude.