The latest speculation on potential destinations for Devils UFA winger Zach Parise, and a look at which teams remain in the bidding for prospect blueliner Justin Schultz.


Will Parise remain a Devil?

NEW YORK POST: Mark Everson reports it’s unlikely Devils captain Zach Parise re-signs with the club before his eligibility for UFA status July 1. “The Red Wings, Kings, Rangers and Penguins loom as major suitors”, reports Everson.

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW: Dejan Kovecevic calls on the Penguins to reward Sidney Crosby’s loyalty and willingness to accept less than market value to stick with the club by signing Parise.

PHILLY.COM: Sam Carchidi believes the Penguins signing Parise would be the Flyers “worst nightmare”.

WASHINGTON TIMES: Stephen Whyno believes the Capitals would be wise to pursue Parise.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It remains to be seen where Parise signs. Y’know, I hope he take his time and waits a few days before re-signing, just to heighten the drama over his ultimate decision. It would certainly add more excitement to what could otherwise be a quick, dull free agent period.

NEW YORK POST: Larry Brooks reports the Rangers are among the clubs attempting to woo UFA prospect blueliner Justin Schultz.

CSNPHILLY.COM: The Flyers reportedly aren’t on Schultz’s short list of preferred destinations.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: The Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs are reportedly among the other five teams on Schultz’s “short list”. I suspect the Canucks and Oilers could be of most interest to the Kamloops Kelowna, BC, native.