From the desk of: THE BRICK CITY DEMONS
NEW JERSEY DEVILS: Brick City's Captain Off to the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
The Devils can't be too WILD about Zach Parise's departure to Minnesota. As is the way in the new age of sports and athletes, Zach Parise and Ryan Suter conspired; that's right, I said it.. conspired; to sign together with the Minnesota Wild.... as is their right.
After leading the New Jersey Devils to within mere games of lifting the Stanley Cup, their best player is gone. Truth is, even as far back as the 2010-2011 season, who really expected the Devils to be able to retain him? Lou Lamoriello assured the fan base however, money was not a prohibitive factor.
Zach Parise wanted to go home to the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
For the Devils.., what now?
Ilya Kovalchuck remains the financial aberration with regards to how the Devils do business. Zach Parise's situation seemed more like the Devils of old.
I'll say it for Devils' fans. This sucks.