Rink Wrap: Wild about Parise

The Devils have a decision to make before next month’s NHL trade deadline: Do they deal star winger Zach Parise?

With Parise set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, the Devils are desperately trying to keep their 27-year-old captain from testing the market, but if he’s not signed in the next month, GM Lou Lamoriello may have to consider moving him before Feb. 27.
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League sources say Lamoriello has been gauging what Parise could fetch, but he’s in a difficult spot because the Devils are in the thick of a playoff race and it would be tough to trade an impact player for prospects.

If the Devils decide to make a move, the Wild will be at the top of the list trying to land Parise, who is a Minneapolis native.

Should Lamoriello make the move, he’s going to want a top young player, a prospect and a first-round pick in return.

If that’s the case, Wild GM Chuck Fletcher might be wise to wait until the off-season to try and sign Parise as a UFA

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