owtahear wrote:fleury495 wrote:http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/opinion ... ughts.html
9. Have always believed Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson's best opportunity to deal Rick Nash will be after Parise's decision. Think some other
teams hoped their first-round picks would really appeal to Columbus, but that wasn't the case. My guess is that Nash and Bobby Ryan, if Anaheim wants to do it, get dealt after Parise signs. If Pittsburgh doesn't get Parise, Nash makes sense -- assuming it has what the Blue Jackets want.
I'd be willing to offer up to 7.8 mil/year to Parise (Rick Nash Money), he cannot and will not make more than Sid. If he wants to chase the dollar good luck in Minnesota or Toronto.
I was thinking around $7.5 to $8 million. That is probably a ceiling for the Pens. I think some teams would offer more, but in the case of say Minnesota or Toronto, if they would offer $9 million/year, is that enough to offset the ability to win and contend for Cups every year.
If Burke pays Parise $9,000,000...still without a true #1 center...well, that'd just be hilarious.