The talk in hockey circles since the Los AngelesKings hoisted Lord Stanley's Cup was where would New Jersey Devils and Minnesota native ZachParise end up in free agency. Should the Wild be the team selected by the NHL'stop free agent, the fan base would immediately feel a little better about lifeat Xcel Energy Center.
"It really was unbelievable," said Parise before his charity game in June. "We(Devils) got better as the playoffs went on. You have to experience the finalsand get into it to really know what it's all about."
Parise scored 31 regular season goals last season before exploding for eightgoals and seven assists in the playoffs. According to Star Tribune beat writer Michael Russo, the Wild are on the list of two teams, Minnesota and Pittsburgh that are being considered by the hometown Parise, and that a decision could come as early as today.