rooneypoo wrote:Lots of Twitter talk that the first two years of Parise's deal will be in the neighbourhood of $24 mil.
Also on Parise: apparently, he will let NJ know at 10am-ish if he's heading to UFA. And, there's suddenly talk of OTT being a bidder on Parise, although the front end of his supposed desired deal is going to frighten away more than a few GMs.
I hate to say it, but there are rumours of an 8 year deal with Pittsburgh where he gets a cap hit of 7.
But if GMs are scared off by the first two years of his contract, I hope to Dung we're in on this. Not that he'd sign here anyway I don't think.
I thought $25M in the first two years was just what the Sens were offering, not what Parise is seeking. If Ottawa is the only ones to offer something like that it definitely puts us on the map. Center of the map, actually.
I just don't get it, after the Heatley $4M "bonus" that Melnyk would be happy with front-end loading. Look at Karlsson's contract -- it's quite reasonable starting with $5.5 and going to $7.5 at the end. Although there is a $1M signing bonus in the first year, it's still a far cry from the $4M payout that Heatley got.
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