Parise Signed ?

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  1. TMHUNH

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    But word out of North Dakota radio stations is that the Devils have signed Zach Parise...

    We'll see if the news breaks officially soon
     
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    probably the standard 3 year entry contract
     
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    Do the Devils expect he'll contribute this postseason?

    I ask because I find it a little odd teams would be signing college kids now. I figure the rookie caps (and associated bonuses) will be reduced under the next CBA. Why pay him now when you can get him for less later?
     
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    Hopefully to get Jeff "I only hit goalies square in the chest" Friesen going!!
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    maybe it's unlikely that a new CBA would reduce signing costs for drafts retroactively; it didn't last time AFAIK?

    Anyone remember the specifics from 94?
     
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    I don't see why they couldn't reduce the caps retroactively. Prospects like Parise have signed no contract with the NHLPA or with a team, so the league shouldn't be beholden to the entry-level guidelines from the old agreement. I don't remember what happened in '94, though.
     
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    Wow, exciting news to say the least. Although I really can't see Parise jumping into the playoff roster. Maybe more like St. Louis signing Peter Sejna last year, where he got to play in one regular season game, then watched the playoffs from the press box?
     
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    yah tough to say Sejna was a few years older thou...and Parise's upside is considerably higher...I don't know what to make of this one
     
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    This is a big surprise to me... although I guess it shouldn't be. Parise is a world class talent for his age group and I think he'll do well. I was just hoping we'd get to see him dominate college for another couple years.


    It's not official but it is on the front of USCHO.com

    http://www.uscho.com/
     
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    Hard to stay away from all that money
     
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    I don't think money is an issue. Parise comes from an affluent family. IMO, the real issue is the Devils' brass feels that he is ready to turn pro and take the next step in his development. He'll probably get in a few games this year with the big club, and than the team will assign him a trainer and such to prepare him for the rigors of pro hockey. Given the Devils' success with developing prospects, especially college players, I think he is great hands.
     
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    Here's another, it also has a small story.
     
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    I find it very odd this would happen now, with the impending end of the NHL (the CBA talks/lockout) still on. Why sign now? He could always leave next fall, if/when the CBA gets settled. He wouldn't miss more than a few days of training camp. I don't know if I'd leave a successful program to play a few games now, then sit out all of next year. Or play in Albany, which is worse than playing in college. I guess the lure of the almighty buck gets to even kids like this. It's too bad, it would have been nice to see Zach finish what he started at UND: getting them back to the top of NCAA hockey. A NCAA championship would look good on his resume first, to go with the WJC gold. But it's his decision to make, so...
     
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    Parise is overrated. Yet another product of the WJC hype machine.
     
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    Wanted to get that one out of the way-eh? :p
     
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    Absolutely. I feel much better now.
     
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    Hobey Baker hype, WJC hype, Pierre McGuire hype, Under 18 hype, prep school hype....meh
     
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    Well the money is an issue. if he signs 3 years we're talking over 3 mill. Thats a load of loot. If he goes back to college and breaks his neck then adios to the money. To think that money is not an issue with these players is totally wrong. Maybe dad does have money but I am sure Zach doesn't want to sponge of the family. Thats not the type of people they are. Money is the bottom line baby.
     
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    He is certainly overhyped for a number of reasons.

    However, overrated I'm not sure. I like him a lot. He's rated across the board so maybe it can be said he is overrated by some.

    The fact he's been signed so late in the season makes me think the Devils are absolutely sold on what they have seen and think he is very close to being ready. Otherwise, there was really nothing to gain by such a late signing.

    This is doubly true because of the upcoming CBA. This is not the greatest time to sign guys. It could become cheaper soon.

    All of this leads me to think Parise is everything I expect him to be and perhaps more.
     
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    Parise reminds me quite a bit of Recchi. We'll see how he develops at the next level, but that is my preliminary comparison of him.

    Great move by the Devils organization, if you ask me. It's a show of good faith in his ability that they signed him when it could possibly come cheaper after the impending CBA. Hopefully they're trying to build a repoire with Parise for any future negotiations.
     
  25. leafaholix*

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    Overhyping a player means they aren't as good as he's made out to be.

    I'm pretty sure that's what "overrated" means.
     
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