Wednesday, August 01, 2007
Zach Parise Will Stay For A While
Labels: 2007 Offseason
He practically walked Gomez from his Hoboken home to the Garden, and told an aging Rafalski, you're too pricey.
Also, who knows what this team will look like in 4 years, you'll have Frazee in net, Corrente may be your captain, and Zajac your #1 center.
7 years of accrued service or 27 years of age. His accrued years starts with the season after the lockout since he did not play before the lockout and his birthday is July 28.... the cutoff is June 30 for age with respect to free agency. At the end of this contract, he will be 26 and have 6 years of accrued service, making him an RFA.
This is good news, at it gives Lou another shot to lock him up long term before he reaches UFA status.
Anon #1 also has a point - if Lou wants him - considering Anon #2's comment - Parise remaining a RFA at the end of his contract, it'll be easier to keep him.
In short, I understand and agree with what you are saying on Parise's contract length, but you'd have to be insane, as an agent, to do anything but sign up to to the door of UFAland.
It's time for Paul Martin to be at least half of what he was billed to be. Parise deserved the money, not Martin. Martin is getting this sort of money based on mediocrity.
Let's hope he he improves.